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In this stirring period, when the whole Party, the entire army and all the people have turned out in the general offensive in hearty response to the Party's militant call to greet the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea as the apex of the revolution noteworthy in its history, the Fourth Conference of Frontrunners in the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement is being held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the launch of this movement.
This conference will constitute an important occasion in dynamically stepping up the building of a thriving socialist country by further raising the fierce flames of the movement in line with the demands of the developing revolution.
The great Comrades
For the first time in history Comrade
True to the ennobling intention of Comrade
I extend warm thanks and militant greetings, in the name of the Workers' Party of Korea, to all those attending this conference and the Order of the Three-Revolution Red Flag laureates and persons of merit in the Songun era across the country, who have rendered great services to building a prosperous country by dynamically waging the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement with unfailing loyalty to the Party and the leaders.
Today we are faced with the heavy task of building a thriving socialist country at an early date by bringing about a revolutionary turn in the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement in line with the demands of the new era of the Juche revolution.
This movement is a powerful propellant for building a thriving country and a mighty weapon for bringing the final victory of the cause of the Juche revolution earlier.
The struggle to build a thriving country is, in essence, a struggle to transform all the domains of ideology, technology and culture in line with the demands of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
The process of building a thriving country, the process of bringing about great, miraculous changes by setting the highest goals for the comprehensive realization of the people's dreams and ideals and blazing the trail, is a process of training the people, the motive force of this effort, to be genuine revolutionaries who have armed themselves firmly with the Juche idea and the Songun idea, who are possessed of great spiritual strength. It is also a process of the struggle to radically develop the national economy on the strength of science and technology and create the highest quality of civilization at the highest level. Only when we wage the ideological, technological and cultural revolutions dynamically can we consolidate to the maximum the strength of the country as a politico-ideological, military and youth power and reach the objective of achieving the status of an economic and civilized power at the highest speed.
The line of the three revolutions the great leaders clarified in an original way and applied is an ever-victorious banner with eternal viability and the general line our Party must hold fast to in building socialism.
In an attempt to check our people's struggle to build a thriving country, the imperialist reactionaries are resorting to unprecedented schemes aimed at stifling our country. The showdown with them is a struggle to overwhelm and defeat capitalism in all of the political, military, economic and cultural fields by defending and glorifying our most advantageous ideology and culture and consolidating the might of the Juche-based science and technology in every way. When we make continuous advance and continuous innovations under the unfurled banner of the revolution in the three realms of ideology, technology and culture, the cause of the Juche revolution and the cause of the Songun revolution pioneered on Paektu will achieve victory after victory by overcoming all manner of challenges and trials. Now is an important period when the Korean revolutionaries must achieve the decisive victory of socialism over capitalism by flying higher the three red flags–ideological, technological and cultural–and fully discharge the grave mission and tasks they have assumed for the times and history.
If we are to hasten final victory by carrying out the line of the three revolutions, we must bring about a revolutionary turn in the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement.
This movement is the highest level of movement that sets our Party's highest programme, which is modelling the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, as its fighting slogan and a mass movement involving the whole country and all the people.
Permeated in the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement is our Party's noble people-first idea of turning the revolution itself into an ardent love for the people, training them into great beings and carrying out the revolution and construction by bringing their voluntary enthusiasm and creative wisdom into fullest scope. Also crystallized in the movement are the offensive spirit of braving obstacles and difficulties cropping up in the way of the revolution and the spirit of the red flag of Paektu, which is the spirit of making continuous innovations and continuous advance with unyielding will.
No movement is more effective and more powerful than the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement in opening a short-cut to final victory by bringing about a sweeping change in the ideological, technological and cultural spheres.
By waging the movement more dynamically, we can train all members of society into genuine advocates of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, solidify the political and military position of our revolution and accelerate the building of an economic giant and civilized nation, thereby building on this land a thriving socialist country where the national strength is great, everything prospers and the people live without envying anything in the world.
Now, however, the movement is not being waged on the appropriate level as suited to the development of the times and the demands of the Party.
The practices of giving precedence to facelifting buildings over ideological remoulding of people and production have yet to be eliminated in the movement, and some units, steeped in defeatism, do not engage in the movement proactively putting the blame on poor conditions. Party guidance to the movement fails to measure up to the demands of the developing reality, and still lingering are the deviations of giving guidance in a formalistic way caught in the snare of stereotype and set patterns. This has resulted in the movement failing to give full play to its vitality.
To surmount these deviations and bring about a radical turn in the movement so as to safeguard and glorify the immortal revolutionary exploits of the great leaders and hasten final victory in building a thriving country–this is the intention of our Party and the objective of this conference.
All Party organizations should be clearly aware of the Party's intention and wage the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement more dynamically on a new high.
They should set correct tasks to be tackled in carrying out the three revolutions in line with the demands of the times when a general offensive for final victory is being made, before waging in an aggressive way the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement for implementing these tasks.
Giving definite precedence to the ideological revolution is the fundamental principle our Party consistently adheres to in the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement.
Our Party has held fast to ideology as the most powerful weapon of the revolution and advanced the revolution and construction victoriously on the strength of ideology throughout the period of its struggle to accomplish the cause of the Juche revolution. That the red flag of the revolution which was flying in the forests of Paektu has not lost its colour in the least but still flutters as the banner of socialism is because we have invariably given importance to ideology. Discoloration of ideology leads to the fading of the red flag. Keeping in mind that the success of the revolution and the future of the country are dependent on ideological work, we should continue to direct great efforts to the ideological revolution.
The most important task in the ideological revolution at present is to train all the members of society to be genuine advocates of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism who have acquired the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, as their habitual quality. By advocates of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism I mean the persons with great spiritual strength who have cherished boundless loyalty to the ideas and cause of their leaders and the spirit of making selfless, devoted efforts for the good of the people and who are ready to fight to the last for the final victory of the Juche revolution with indomitable revolutionary faith and will.
Party organizations should conduct ideological work in a brisk manner putting the main stress on training Party members and other working people to be genuine advocates of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism who have acquired the red revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, as their habitual quality.
They should conduct five-point education in a substantial way with the main emphasis put on the education in the greatness of the Party and the leaders.
Education in the greatness,
Party organizations should conduct the five-point education in various forms and by various methods. In this way they can train all the officials, Party members and other working people into indomitable vanguard fighters who hold the great leaders in high esteem for ever as the sun of Juche and implement their instructions and the Party's policies to the death and into persons with steadfast faith and morality who are ready to burn themselves up like a candle for the prosperity of the country and the happiness of the people with unshakeable faith and stout anti-imperialist, class awareness.
They should channel efforts into conducting the ideological work in a novel and lively way in conformity with the characteristics and actual conditions of their respective units.
By laying out well the bases for education like rooms for education in the revolutionary exploits and rooms dedicated to the history of their units and conducting effective education through them, they should ensure that officials, Party members and other working people are well-informed of the leadership exploits of the great leaders and the Party associated with their sectors and units and learn from the laudable examples of their revolutionary forerunners who supported the Party and the leaders faithfully. In this way they can encourage them to confide themselves to the Party all the time regarding their units as the courtyard of the office of the Party Central Committee and fully display pure patriotism and loyalty in the struggle to implement the Party's ideas and defend its policies. They should conduct ideological and motivation work in conformity with the occupational features of the employees of their units and their preparedness, and touch the heartstrings of the masses by conducting frontline-style political work in the workplaces–by machines or on farmlands.
Party organizations should orientate ideological work towards increasing the might of collectivism.
Socialist ideology is based on collectivism, and how the viability of the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement is displayed depends on the might of the unity of the collective, all of whose members are firmly armed with the Party's ideology. When they join efforts with a single mind, a radical improvement will be brought about in ideological remoulding and the spiritual strength of the masses can give a powerful impetus to carrying out the technological and cultural revolutions.
Our Party intends to write a new chapter in the history of the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement by developing the collectivist spirit in line with the requirements of the present times, the one which was characteristic of the Chollima era and the campaign for grand socialist construction in which the people put the interests of their comrades and the collective before their own and made collective innovations by educating and reforming those who were lagging behind.
Party organizations should put stress on giving full play to the ideological and volitional unity of the collective and revolutionary comradeship based on loyalty to the Party and the leaders. By doing so, they can prepare all officials and working people as incarnations of loyalty who, helping and leading one another forward, carry out the revolutionary tasks entrusted to them by the Party within the time set and at the standard demanded by it, and encourage them to create a great epic of mass heroism in our times by dint of collective innovation. They should also launch a vigorous struggle to do away with selfish and non-socialist practices that are evident in some aspects of social life by relying on the united strength of the masses, and establish in a comprehensive way an atmosphere of ideological life and moral discipline that are suited to the original features of socialism.
All sectors and all units should regard science and technology as their lifeline and make proactive efforts to put their production lines and enterprise management on a modern, IT footing in conformity with the actual conditions of our country–this is an important task to be tackled in carrying out the technological revolution at present.
We should lay the foundations of the knowledge-based economy driven by modern science and technology and buttressed by frontier industry, and make the national economy Juche-oriented, modern, scientific and IT-based at a high standard.
Party organizations at industrial establishments should ensure that proper strategies for business operation and enterprise management are worked out on the basis of scientific calculation and modern and IT means are actively introduced in the production lines and enterprise management. What is important in modernizing industrial establishments is not adopting the technology developed by other countries or installing the equipment imported from them; modernization should be realized by relying on our own forces, technology and equipment. They should build up their own forces capable of developing science and technology, raise the proportion of domestic equipment, raw and other materials by promoting creative cooperation with the scientists and researchers at scientific and educational institutions, consolidate the existing foundations of production, and steadily upgrade the equipment and production lines.
Party organizations in the agricultural sector should accelerate the pace of the technological revolution to thoroughly implement the Party's policy on bringing about a radical improvement in agriculture, raise the fierce flames of scientific farming and animal husbandry and realize the comprehensive mechanization of the rural economy.
The vitality of the technological revolution should be manifested in the successful implementation of the national economic plan drawn up by the state and the major revolutionary tasks entrusted to each unit by it. By giving full play to the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and fortitude and relying on the might of modern science and technology, all units should make incessant leaps forward and innovations in production and construction and carry out the revolutionary tasks entrusted to them by the Party, thereby rendering an active contribution to building a prosperous country and improving the people's standard of living.
The present reality, in which a new phase of cultural efflorescence in the era of the Workers' Party is being opened up, shows that a civilized socialist nation of our style can be built in a short period when the cultural revolution is spurred on.
The many architectural structures and other proud creations that have sprung up in our country these days are emblematic of the highest quality of civilization to be envied by the world, and the people's cultural life is improving with each passing day. Holding high the slogan "Let the people enjoy the highest quality of civilization at the highest level!" we should step up the cultural revolution and build a civilized socialist nation by our own efforts so that we can be proud of ourselves before the world.
Party organizations should make sure that sci-tech diffusion rooms are built in the latest fashion and the advantages of the study-while-you-work system such as factory college are brought into full play. Then they can train officials and working people to be genuine revolutionaries who have mastered their respective sectors and fields and acquired versatile knowledge, and thus carry out the Party's policy on making all the people well versed in science and technology.
All sectors and all units should strive to transform factories, workplaces, streets and villages into socialist fairyland so that they meet the requirements of the new century, retain their specific features and regional characteristics, and are by no means inferior even in the distant future. They should encourage their employees to press on with the tree-planting campaign to cover mountains in the country with greenery, and endeavour to afforest and landscape their units and native villages and turn them into orchards.
By thoroughly implementing the Party's policy on making sports and art mass-based, they should make all parts of the country astir with singing, dancing and colourful sports activities, and drum up support for the revolution, however tense the situation may be and whatever trials and difficulties they may face, so that an optimistic fighting spirit and lifestyle pervade the collective.
They should thoroughly eliminate the alien lifestyle from among Party members and other working people, particularly young people, and establish the socialist and national way of life among them.
Turning the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement into an undertaking by the masses themselves is the fundamental requirement for vigorously promoting the ideological, technological and cultural revolutions.
The lifeblood of a mass movement lies in its becoming a movement by the masses themselves.
Party organizations should bring home to officials, Party members and other working people that energetically waging the movement is precisely an undertaking to implement the instructions of Comrade
They should set realistic objectives for winning the honour of the Three-Revolution Red Flag at different stages by fully reflecting the opinions of the masses, determine the proper order of priority and make scrupulous organizational and political arrangements to carry out the tasks one by one, beginning from what is feasible. By so doing, they can encourage everybody to actively turn out in the movement with confidence. Along with this, they should regard providing the working people with good conditions for working and living as an important undertaking aimed at moving their hearts and forcefully push ahead with it, thereby boosting their morale.
Information and motivation work geared to raising the fierce flames of the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement should be conducted in an aggressive way and a strong wind of collective competition be raised so as to make the social atmosphere run higher.
Giving appropriate political incentives and material rewards is another important way of encouraging the masses to voluntarily take part in the movement. Party organizations should ensure that the visits by the employees of the units which have been honoured with the Three-Revolution Red Flag to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to tell the great leaders about their achievements in carrying out the revolutionary tasks are organized in a politically meaningful way, while giving them priority for tours of Pyongyang, revolutionary battle sites and other historic places. At the same time, the hard core, who have been trained and examined in the course of the struggle to carry out the three revolutions, should be given prominence by admitting them to the Party and awarding commendations, thereby inspiring them always to exalt the honour of frontrunners in the movement. Material rewards should also be given to the units that have been honoured with the Three-Revolution Red Flag and the Order of the Three-Revolution Red Flag laureates.
The units that are associated with the leadership achievements of the Party and the great leaders should play the role of an engine in the effort to win the honour of the Three-Revolution Red Flag.
It is the traditional leadership mode of our Party to create model units and push ahead with overall work by relying on them. We should put forward the units visited by the leaders as prototypes and, with them as models, bring about leaps forward and innovations in the movement as a whole.
Party organizations in these units should keep it as their lifeline to implement the instructions the great leaders gave them during their on-site guidance and raise the fierce flames of the three revolutions so that they can be models in all aspects of ideology, technology and culture. Officials and working people in these units should bear deep in mind the honour and pride in working at places that are imprinted with the sacred footsteps of the great leaders, and display high revolutionary enthusiasm and creative activeness in the effort to win the honour of the Three-Revolution Red Flag.
Party committees and administrative and economic organs at all levels should render active support to the units associated with the leadership exploits of the great leaders so that they can take the lead in carrying out the three revolutions.
If they pay a little more attention to these units, they will be fully capable of standing in the vanguard of the struggle to carry out the three revolutions because the great leaders clarified the ways and means for them.
Party committees at all levels, ministries and national agencies, all provinces, cities and counties should properly help the units associated with the undying revolutionary exploits of the great leaders so as to make them all win the honour of the Three-Revolution Red Flag. Party committees should direct particular attention to the production units visited by the leaders, in keeping with the Party's intention of giving top priority to improving the people’s living standards. Scrupulous Party guidance should be given to the units that have been honoured with the Three-Revolution Red Flag to ensure that they become twice and thrice laureates of the honour, thus encouraging them to become propellers for the effort to build a thriving country and improve the people’s standard of living.
It is important to enhance the role of working people's organizations, administrative and economic organs and three-revolution team members in the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement.
As the movement is a struggle to carry out the general line of our Party, success in it depends on the active mobilization of all the working people's organizations and administrative and economic organs as well as Party organizations.
Working people's organizations should conduct vigorous political work geared to enlisting all their members in the movement and thus ensure that they bring about a radical turn in carrying out the three revolutions in their units, becoming one in mind and purpose and effecting collective innovations. The youth league organizations, in particular, should encourage the young people to become point-men and a shock brigade that make breakthroughs in the vanguard of the movement, and, in the course of carrying out the three revolutions, bring them up into political reserve force of the Workers' Party of Korea and reliable masters of the youth power.
Administrative and economic organs should make, as discussed and decided by their Party committees, detailed arrangements for the three revolutions and carry out one by one in a planned way the tasks which have been decided upon. The three-revolution team members should step up technological upgrading and modernization of the production lines and equipment in their relevant units, so that the vitality of the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement can be fully manifested in the ongoing general march throbbing with the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu and the spirit of At a Go.
Various forms of mass movements by working people's organizations should be carried on effectively in combination with this movement. These mass movements differ from one another in content, form and those involved, but their basic targets are all the same in that they are to implement the great leaders' instructions and the Party's policies by stepping up the three revolutions–ideological, technological and cultural. Therefore, working people's organizations should orientate all forms of mass movements towards carrying on the three revolutions more effectively and push them forward vigorously.
Party organizations should make another detailed review of the state of the mass movements conducted by these organizations and put to rights wrong tendencies, if any, so as to ensure that these movements contribute, to all intents and purposes, to carrying on the three revolutions.
By vigorously launching the movement for learning from the persons of merit in the Songun era, we should inject vigour into the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement. This is a mass movement for instilling loyalty to the Party, ardent patriotism and the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and fortitude into the minds of Party members and other working people through education by means of the exemplary persons, so as to ensure that they turn out in the campaign to carry out the instructions of the great leaders and champion the policies of the Party. Party organizations should push ahead with this movement dynamically and thus ensure that a larger number of patriots and persons of labour feats who cherish
To decisively improve the role of Party committees is a sure guarantee for bringing about a revolutionary turn in the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement at present.
The Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement is a mass movement that the Party organizes and guides on its own responsibility, so it is natural that its committees take full charge of it and push ahead with it.
Party organizations at all levels should turn this movement into a concern of Party committees to the hilt. Party committees should take direct charge of planning and arranging the undertakings related to the movement, and motivate all their departments and subordinate organizations to press on with it. The departments of Party committees at all levels should take the viewpoint and attitude that they share the sense of responsibility for the undertakings related to the movement. In particular, the organizational leadership departments, information and publicity departments, working people's organization departments and other relevant departments should work in close cooperation with one another.
The information and publicity departments of Party committees at all levels should radically enhance their role.
They are the main departments of Party committees that are directly responsible for guiding the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement.
They should exercise unified control over the movement and push it forward in a planned and militant way so that the whole country seethes with passion for it. They should make a profound analysis of the current state of affairs of the movement before working out concrete plans for developing it at the standard demanded by the Party and taking proper measures to this end. They should intensify guidance over subordinate units to rectify any deviations in time, and work responsibly and according to Party principles when recommending for the honour of the Three-Revolution Red Flag and evaluating those units that claim to have achieved the objectives true to their pledges.
They should build up the ranks of the officials in direct charge of the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement and decisively improve their political and practical qualifications. They should have a good understanding of the policies the Party advances in various periods, acquire a knowledge of modern science and technology on a high level and for rich cultural and emotional life, and take measures to continuously improve their leadership abilities. Party committees at all levels should appoint officials with a strong drive and resoluteness to these posts, and should not change their posts for a certain period of time. They should also reconsider the office system and regulations for more effective Party guidance to the movement, and take relevant measures.
Senior officials of Party committees at all levels should fully discharge their revolutionary duty in guiding the movement.
Their attitude towards the movement is their view of and stand towards the instructions of Comrade
Senior officials of Party committees at all levels are commanders in direct charge of the movement.
They are duty-bound to stand in the vanguard of the struggle to bring about a fundamental turn in the movement, and should prove their loyalty to the Party with proud achievements in the three revolutions. They should etch in their hearts the Party's intention on bringing about a radical turn in the movement, take hold in person of the work to implement the intention and push ahead with it in a revolutionary way. They should keep up-to-date with the present situation and progress of the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement at their own units and address and correct the problems in time on their own initiative. They should render effective help to the officials who provide direct guidance for the movement to improve their level and abilities. They should make it part of their habit to frequently go down to the sites where the movement is being waged to learn about the concrete situation and take relevant measures.
For the present, they should push ahead with the organizational and political work for raising the fierce flames of the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement in the lead-up to the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea. By so doing they can actively contribute to greeting the congress with great achievements in carrying out the three revolutions and to glorifying it as a historic congress that will be etched in the annals of our Party and country.
The Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement is a militant task that the great Comrade
I expect that you will continuously display the honour of being frontrunners in carrying out the three revolutions and become initial sparks and torches in raising the flames of the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement across the country, bearing deep in mind the instructions of Comrade
True to the Party's intention, Party organizations at all levels, Party members and other working people should defend and glorify the immortal exploits of the great leaders and hasten the final victory of the Juche revolution by bringing about a revolutionary turn in the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement. -0