The WPK founded by the great Comrade
The cause of the WPK is a sacred historic cause for fully realizing the independence of the masses of the people, the cause of the Juche revolution.
The 70-year history of the WPK is a history full of proud victories, which has demonstrated the justness and invincibility of the cause of the party of Comrades
Amid the historic struggle to accomplish the cause of the Juche revolution in this long period after its founding, it has developed into a revolutionary party of Juche, into the great party of Comrades
Success in the revolution and construction depends on how a party, the General Staff of the revolution, is built and on how its leadership role is enhanced.
Thanks to the ideas of Comrades
A revolutionary party is, in its essence, the party of its leader that carries out his ideology and cause, and the main thing in its building is to ensure the unitary character and inheritance of his ideology and leadership.
What is important in ensuring the unitary character of his ideology and leadership is to model the entire party on the leader's revolutionary ideology, achieve its unity and cohesion centred on the leader and ensure that the entire party moves as one under the leader's unitary leadership.
Guided solely by the revolutionary ideology of the great Comrades
Achieving unity centred on the leader presented itself as an increasingly grave task for the WPK from the first day of its founding owing to the complicated and arduous character of the Korean revolution. It achieved its unity by overcoming factionalism and opportunistic ideological trends of all hues, which had done tremendous harm to the unity of the revolutionary ranks historically, and intensified the struggle to achieve the single-hearted unity of the revolutionary ranks centred on the leader.
It established a system whereby the problems arising in its building and activities were resolved according to the unitary conclusion by the leader and a revolutionary climate in which its organizations and members carried out without an inch of deflection the lines and policies put forward by the leader.
That the great Comrade
The WPK solved the problem of inheriting the leader's ideology and leadership in a correct way, so that the unitary character of the leader's ideology and leadership could be inherited from generation to generation.
Inheriting the leader's ideology and leadership is a serious problem that has a bearing on the destiny of a party and revolution; it is also a fundamental problem in building a revolutionary party.
History has taught a bitter lesson that a party, even though it has advanced the revolution successfully under the correct leadership of its leader, becomes degenerate and in the end leads the revolution to frustration if it fails to inherit his ideology and leadership correctly.
Looking to the distant future with far-sighted acumen, Comrades
That it has been led by outstanding leaders generation after generation and ensured the unitary character and inheritance of their ideology and leadership has been the basic factor in the militant might and invincibility of the WPK.
As it definitely inherited the unitary character of the leaders' ideology and leadership generation after generation, the WPK, even in the whirlwind of ideological degeneration and frustration of the ruling parties in socialist countries, was able to maintain invariably its revolutionary features as the party of Comrades
The WPK has been built into an invincible revolutionary party that serves the people and has formed an integral whole with them.
The leader, the party and the masses form a community in which they share their destiny in implementing the cause of independence of the masses. Just as the masses cannot carve out their destiny independently if they are separated from the leadership of the party and the leader, so the party cannot become a powerful political organization nor satisfactorily perform its role as a political guide if it is separated from the masses.
The WPK has strived to take responsibility for the people's destiny and look after them with motherly affection and to provide our people, who have supported it with single-hearted loyalty, with a rich and happy life. It has also led officials to eliminate practices of abuse of authority and bureaucratism and work as true servants for the people.
As the WPK is fully discharging its responsibility and duty as a motherly party that serves the people, our people, regarding its embrace as a genuine motherly embrace, have entrusted their destiny and future entirely to it, and are displaying loyalty to prove themselves worthy of its trust and affection.
The integral whole of the WPK and the masses based on the former's trust in and affection for the latter and the latter's absolute support for and trust in the former–herein lies the source of the solidity and might of our revolutionary ranks and the basic guarantee for all victories. As it has been backed up by the might of this integral whole, the WPK has been able to advance with confidence in sure victory against the trials and difficulties facing the revolution and wonderfully perform its sacred mission.
It has developed into a revolutionary party that leads the revolution and construction to victory in a seasoned manner by a Juche-based leadership method.
Leadership method is the basic factor that decides the leadership ability and fighting efficiency of a party.
Resolving all the problems arising in the revolution and construction by relying on the masses of the people, the motive force of the revolution, and on their efforts is the WPK's traditional leadership method the great Comrades
The might of the masses is immediately that of ideology and collectivism. The WPK has consistently adhered to the principle of formulating its lines and policies by comprehending the demands and opinions of the masses and carrying them out by motivating their ideas. It has applied the Juche-oriented theory that ideas are the main thing in the revolution and construction and ideological consciousness decides everything. By doing so, it has given definite precedence over all other types of work to the ideological work aimed at giving free rein to the people's spiritual strength and creativity, and ensured that their might of collectivism and mass heroism are displayed to the full by launching mass movements of various forms on a wide scale in every stage of the developing revolution.
In the course of bringing about a continuous leap forward in the revolution and construction by relying on the masses and enlisting their spiritual strength, the WPK has developed into a seasoned revolutionary party possessed of unexcelled organizing ability and art of leadership.
The WPK's Songun-based revolutionary leadership is a unique revolutionary leadership method of our style that gives precedence to military affairs and that sets the Korean People's Army as the core and main force.
On the basis of the original fundamentals of the Songun revolution that the army means the party, the state and the people, the WPK has developed the KPA into a-match-for-a-hundred revolutionary armed force that is unfailingly loyal to it and the leader and strong in ideology and faith. In the course of the struggle to model the entire KPA on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the WPK's undivided leadership over the army has been established and the KPA has developed into a powerful revolutionary Paektusan army that takes the lead in implementing the WPK's lines and policies to the death. This consolidated the WPK's political and military foundations rock-solid.
Under its Songun-based leadership the revolutionary ranks have been developed into elite forces modelled after the KPA, the great army-people unity strengthened, and all the members of the WPK and other people made proactive efforts to promote the revolution and construction by learning from the KPA's fighting spirit and mettle.
The WPK has radically improved its leadership ability and fighting efficiency in the course of advancing the cause of the Juche revolution by dint of its original Songun-based leadership.
The experience of the WPK, which has developed itself into an invincible party by blazing the trail for building a revolutionary party, serves as a living example in carrying out the cause of building a revolutionary party in the era of independence.
Over the past 70 years the WPK has led the cause of the Juche revolution, the cause of socialism, along the road resplendent with brilliant victory by overcoming manifold grave trials of history.
The course of its leading the cause of the Juche revolution, the cause of socialism, has been an acute and serious political and class struggle against imperialism, dominationism, revisionism, worship of big powers and dogmatism, and a hard struggle of hewing out an untrodden path to build a genuine, new society for the people.
In the whole course of leading the several stages of the revolution and construction the WPK has not followed any established theory or formula, but advanced dynamically along the road indicated by the original Juche idea, the road of independence, Songun and socialism.
Independence, Songun and socialism are the coordinates of the Korean revolution and its main path that accord with our people's aspirations and our country's actual conditions. They are a crystallization of the valuable exploits and traditions and rich experience the great leaders achieved for nearly a century, and illuminate the basic principles of our revolution and its path.
The WPK has led the revolution and construction by holding fast to the line and principles of independence, Songun and socialism as its permanent strategy, thus performing undying exploits for the country and the people.
In the historic course of leading the cause of the Juche revolution it has trained our people into a dignified, independent people, into a powerful motive force of the revolution.
That it has trained the masses of the people into the independent motive force for carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution constitutes its greatest achievement.
The masses are masters of their own destiny and they are responsible for implementing the cause of independence, but only under the correct leadership of a revolutionary party can they become a genuine motive force of the revolution.
The WPK set it as its most important task to unite the masses solidly around it and the leader by awakening them ideologically and rallying them organizationally, and has always paid primary concern to it.
It has united the masses into a single socio-political organism by equipping them with the Juche idea and rallying them around it ideologically, volitionally and organizationally. It has also encouraged them to give full play to their great revolutionary enthusiasm and inexhaustible creativity and thus fulfill their responsibility and role as the motive force of the revolution.
In our country all the service personnel of the KPA and other people have armed themselves with the Juche idea, the WPK's guiding ideology, as their unshakable faith and achieved single-hearted unity around it, and they are working with devotion to implement its lines and policies. Its plans and decisions for the country's prosperity and people's happiness become the revolutionary will of the service personnel and the people, and are carried out by them.
In particular, the young people of a new generation have grown up into a dependable reserve force of the WPK and successors to the revolution, and they are performing the role of a shock brigade with credit in carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution. Thus our country is widely recognized as a youthful power without parallel in the world. Recorded in the history of the WPK is the proud achievement it has made in training young people into heroes of the times and its advance group and wing.
It has such an excellent army and people, laudable young people in particular, who follow it and the leader with absolute belief in them and are boundlessly faithful to its cause in any adversity-this is a source of great dignity and pride for the WPK, and herein lies the secret of its ever-victorious history spanning 70 years.
That it has built Juche-oriented socialism in which the people's demands and ideals for independence are realized is a historic exploit of the WPK.
Socialism is the aim of the working masses, and building it is the most important task facing revolutionary parties.
The WPK opened up a new path for building genuine socialism that is in keeping with the people's ideals and, in the whole course of the struggle to this end, has consistently adhered to the Juche-oriented revolutionary lines and principles.
It has resolved all the problems arising in socialist construction in conformity with our people's independent aspirations and our country's specific situation and by relying on its own forces. It has invariably advanced straight forward along the road of Juche-oriented socialism, rejecting intervention and pressure by foreign forces. Even in such trying periods as that of the Arduous March it made sustained efforts to speed up socialist construction by resolutely thwarting the hostile forces' pernicious moves to suffocate our style of socialism.
The socialism that has been built in our country according to the Juche-oriented line of the WPK and under its wise leadership is a people-centred socialism whereby the masses have become true masters of the state and society and their independent demands are fully realized.
Our people exercize their rights as masters in all spheres of state and social life, and the politics of respecting and loving them, that of giving top and absolute priority to their demands and interests, is administered in the country. As ours is a genuine socialism for the people, a people-centred socialism, they regard it as their lifeblood and work with devotion to spruce up their socialist land and develop it into a thriving socialist country as soon as possible.
Under the wise leadership of the WPK and through the devoted struggle of the people who are faithful to it, our country has risen up as a dignified politico-ideological and military power in a short historical period; it is making redoubled efforts to build the knowledge-based economy and socialist civilization in the new century, demonstrating the might of the invincible socialist power.
By leading the army and people the WPK has built up the tradition of victory in the showdown with imperialists that has continued from one century into the next and thus defended the dignity and sovereignty of the country and the gains of the revolution with credit.
As long as there remains imperialism, the cause of independence of the masses, the cause of socialism, is accompanied by a fierce showdown with the enemy. As our country has been the outpost in the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle which has been drawn out from one century into the next and from generation to generation, defending the national dignity and sovereignty and the gains of the revolution from imperialist aggression posed as a particularly important issue for it.
By consistently adhering to the line and principle of attaching importance to military affairs, the WPK set it as the foremost national affair to build up the revolutionary armed forces and increase the country's defence capabilities and has won victory after victory in the uninterrupted showdown with U.S. imperialism by relying on the country's powerful defence capabilities whose pivot is the KPA.
Under the wise leadership of Comrade
The WPK has always emerged victorious in the showdown with the allied imperialist forces over the past scores of years after the war, foiling the enemy's continued designs for aggression at every step by dint of the might of Songun, the might of a military power.
Recently when a hair-trigger situation was created, it warded off the danger facing the country in time by demonstrating its leadership ability, thus saving the nation from the holocaust of war and safeguarding the peace and security of the world. That it defended the dignity and sovereignty of the country and the gains of the revolution in this fierce confrontation was a great victory born of our spiritual and moral superiority and the might of the great unity of the army and people who are single-heartedly united around the WPK.
The immortal exploits and valuable experience achieved by the WPK in carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution under the banner of independence, Songun and socialism are of historic significance in the victorious advance of our revolution and in implementing the cause of independence of the masses.
By building an invincible socialist power on this land under the unfurled banner of Juche, the WPK has remarkably raised the dignity and status of our Republic in the international arena and laid everlasting foundations for the prosperity of the country and accomplishment of the cause of the Juche revolution.
The theory of the geopolitical fate of the Korean peninsula which had been in distress as an arena of competition by world powers has already become a thing of the bygone days, and our socialist Republic is exercizing its rights and influence on its own terms as the master of its own destiny and motive force of the development of the situation in the region and the rest of the world.
The U.S. imperialists and their followers may grow desperate, but the WPK and our people have now become able to build a people's paradise and achieve the eternal prosperity of the country and nation by stepping up the construction of a thriving socialist nation in their own way with their own strength, technology and resources by dint of the might of single-hearted unity and powerful defence capabilities whose pivot is nuclear deterrent.
The WPK has proved in practice the justness of the cause of independence of the masses, the cause of socialism, and the inevitability of its victory.
It has led the struggle to defend socialism and build a thriving country with success in the worst conditions and circumstances and thereby clearly showed that the cause of independence of the masses is a justice and socialism is a science.
Through its historical struggle the WPK has evidently proved the truth of history that socialism and justice are alive on this planet, they are sure to prevail over the imperialists' high-handedness and arbitrariness, and nothing can check the trend of the times towards anti-imperialist independence and socialism.
The sacred revolutionary cause of the great party of Comrades
Accomplishing the cause of the Juche revolution under the unfurled banner of the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is a historic mission of the WPK and its unshakable will.
Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is the one and only guiding ideology of the WPK and the eternal banner of its victory.
We should invariably follow the road of Juche to the end as indicated by the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
We should develop the WPK forever as the party of Comrades
We should hold up the great Comrades
We should staunchly safeguard their ideas of and exploits in building the WPK and add brilliance to them. Holding fast to their ideas of and instructions on building the WPK as the lifeline, organizations of the WPK should implement them to the last without an inch of deflection and incessantly intensify the work of exalting the brilliance of their leadership exploits.
We should establish the WPK's unified leadership system more firmly across it.
The entire WPK should be turned into a crystallization of ideology and faith, which is modelled on the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. All the officials and other WPK members should cherish an unshakable faith that they do not know any other ideology than the revolutionary ideology of the WPK, launch an uncompromising struggle against all sorts of alien ideological trends, and thus ensure the definite ideological purity of the WPK.
It is important to strengthen the unity and cohesion of the WPK in every way and establish steel-strong organizational discipline whereby the entire WPK moves as one under the unitary leadership of its Central Committee.
A strong sense of organization, discipline and unity are the lifeblood of a revolutionary party and the source of its invincible might. Thoroughgoing revolutionary discipline should be established whereby the entire WPK is united firmly around its Central Committee with one ideology and purpose, all the problems arising in the work and activities of the WPK are brought to it and dealt with according to its unitary decision, and all the organizations and members of the WPK work and live according to the order established within it.
The revolutionary climate of defending the WPK's ideology and policies and implementing them unto death should be maintained as the eternal tradition. All the organizations of the WPK should regard carrying out its policies as the main thing and persist in implementing its lines and policies without giving it up halfway.
The integral whole of the WPK and the masses should be further consolidated.
It is a source of the solidity and viability of the WPK and the most powerful weapon for defending the country and the revolution.
The entire WPK should hold high the slogan, "Everything for the people and everything by relying on them!" Cherishing the view of Comrades
The entire WPK should launch an intense struggle against the abuse of power, bureaucratism and corruption, thus maintaining its original features as a revolutionary party of Juche, a motherly party, and thoroughly defending and serving the demands and interests of the masses.
Under the leadership of the WPK we should bring to completion the cause of the Juche revolution, the cause of socialism, pioneered on Mt. Paektu.
We should hold fast to the general line for building socialism and thoroughly carry it out.
The general line put forward by the great Comrade
We should ensure that our people's government and socialist system are further strengthened and the people's government fully discharges its responsibility and role as the representative of the people's right to independence, the organizer of their creative abilities, the administrator responsible for their livelihood and the protector of their independent and creative life. Work system and method of the people's government should be improved as required by the developing reality, and the unified guidance of the state over society and its functions as the organizer of economic work be enhanced, thereby giving powerful impetus to the building of a thriving country.
The three revolutions-ideological, technological and cultural-constitute the basic mode whereby the masses in socialist society realize their demand for independence.
The technological and cultural revolutions should be pushed forward with definite precedence given to the ideological revolution for successful implementation of the remoulding of man and transformation of nature and development of social relations in keeping with the requirements for building a thriving socialist country.
We should accelerate the building of a thriving socialist nation by holding fast to the WPK's line of attaching importance to ideology, military affairs and science.
Priority should be given to consolidating the political and ideological position, the primary fortress of our revolution.
By conducting five-point ideological education among WPK members and other working people, we should prepare them to be giants in ideas and faith who burn their hearts with the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, and staunchly safeguard our single-hearted unity at any place and at any time, and to be vanguard fighters of the class who are possessed of a thoroughgoing sense of anti-imperialism and class consciousness and strive to fortify our class position, our revolutionary position, rock-solid.
We must keep a watchful eye over all sorts of moves by the enemy to undermine our socialist system from within, approach these moves with political awareness and never allow any poisonous weeds of capitalism, however trifling, to sprout in the garden of socialism. The whole country should strive to do away with outmoded morality and way of life and give fullest play to the beautiful traits of a large socialist family that is sound and harmonious and in which all the people help and lead one another forward.
The future of the country and the prospects of the revolution depend on how young people of a new generation are prepared. All the organizations of the WPK should hold fast to its idea and line of attaching importance to young people and channel great efforts into the work with them to rally them closely around it, and encourage them all to become vanguard fighters of the revolution and young Songun heroes who carry forward pure and clean the ideological lifeblood, the blood of faith, of the WPK and share destiny with it to the last.
Self-reliant defence capabilities are Songun Korea's dignity, sovereignty and guarantee for victory. The WPK's military line of self-reliant defence and its line of simultaneously promoting the two fronts should be carried out for further increasing the country's defence capabilities.
The KPA should thoroughly establish the command system of the Supreme Commander, a revolutionary military climate and steel-strong military discipline within it, and intensify the combat and political training, so as to prepare all the service personnel to be a-match-for-a-hundred combatants and all its units, an elite combat force. It should always make a breakthrough for advance in the first line of our revolution and give full play to its fighting mettle of "At a Go" and the might of great army-people unity on all the fronts of building a thriving nation.
We must turn out powerful cutting-edge military hardware of our own style in larger numbers, constantly reinforce self-defensive nuclear deterrent and perfect the preparedness for an all-people resistance.
It is the determination and will of the WPK to build an economic giant and a civilized nation by dint of modern science and technology at the earliest date possible. We should give definite precedence to the development of science and technology and also concentrate all our efforts on building a socialist nation with powerful economy and high standard of civilization, so that ours will assume all the aspects of a thriving socialist country.
By adhering to the revolutionary economic line and policy put forward by the WPK, we should vigorously conduct the struggle to attain the goal of building an economic giant stage by stage while focusing our efforts on shoring up the vanguard sectors of the national economy.
We should direct primary effort to improving the people's living standards in line with the plan and intention of the WPK, so as to ensure that they enjoy the benefits of socialism to their heart's content and lead a happy life without anything to envy in the world.
We should develop all the cultural sectors including education, public health, sports, literature and art as appropriate to a civilized socialist nation to open up a new heyday of civilization in the 21st century.
The historic cause of national reunification, a long-cherished desire of the Korean nation, must be realized without fail.
National reunification is the paramount task for the WPK which has taken charge of the destiny of the country and nation. We must no longer tolerate the tragedy of national division that has lasted from one century into the next. As clarified in the three principles for national reunification, historic June 15 Joint Declaration and October 4 Declaration agreed upon by the north and south of Korea, we should reunify the country independently by rejecting foreign forces and on the principle of By Our Nation Itself. By carrying out the wish and instructions of the great leaders, we should achieve the historic cause of national reunification and build a prospering reunified country on this land.
We should implement the WPK's foreign policy of independence and thus contribute to realizing the cause of global independence.
Under the ideals of independence, peace and friendship we should strive to develop relations with other countries that are friendly to us, strengthen friendship and unity with progressive peoples, resolutely frustrate the schemes for aggression and intervention by the imperialist and dominationist forces engrossed in high-handedness and arbitrariness, and achieve global peace, security and independence.
We are now faced with a heavy yet noble task of bringing earlier the final victory of the cause of the Juche revolution by braving difficulties and trials.
All the service personnel and people should unite around the WPK with one mind and purpose and step up the general advance for the final victory of the revolution.
The WPK will, in the future, too, demonstrate to the whole world its dignity and might as the party of Comrades
The sacred cause of the great party of Comrades