Thursday, 16 June 2016
Some more reflections on the DPRK's independence and Juche
Visiting the DPRK in April 2016 I had met a Korean comrade who had worked in Mongolia . He was an expert on Mongolia . I was curious He told me that Mongolia's leader in the 1960s , Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal , had been educated by in the Soviet Union and married to a Russian woman . Tsedendal made Mongolia one of the most pro-Soviet countries in the world with Soviet troops stationed there.Ironically it was Soviet Union that removed Tsedenal from the leadership and replaced him with the pro-perestroika , revisionist Jambyn Batmönkh and the rest is history.At the time the Western media praised Jambyn Batmönkh.On orders from the Soviet Union Batmonkh dismantled the socialist system and the rest is history.
The DPRK guided by Juche is not dependent on any other country and not a satellite state of anyone else. It's leaders are chosen by the Korean people not be outside big power or by the US in the case of south Korea. The leaders of the DPRK are great Korean patriots who do not take orders from big powers. Speaking to a Peruvian delegation in 1983 President KIM IL SUNG said "When I started the revolutionary struggle, some of my comrades advised me to go to Moscow and study at the university run by the Communist International. They asked this because they wanted me to give good leadership to the revolutionary movement after a greater deal of study, but I declined. I did not go to Moscow , thinking that it would be better to learn while struggling among the people than studying at Moscow . Our people, not people at Moscow or Shanghai , were my teachers.
Similarly Chairman KIM JONG IL declined an offer to study in a leading university of a large socialist country but instead insisted on studying at KIM IL SUNG University ,the highest seat of learning in the DPRK .
Had the DPRK had not been independent and guided by Juche it would have been just been like Mongolia, first a Soviet dependency then a capitalist dependency and would have been absorbed into south Korea. By establishing Juche the DPRK has been able to resist capitalist restoration and oppose revisionism.
Juche socialism is the socialism of the Korean people , not a gift from anywhere else nor imposed from by someone else. The DPRK did not join CMEA like Mongolia, GDR and the others.Today it is not a member of the IMF,World Bank,WTO and other imperialist supra-national bodies .The DPRK has been able to carry out nuclear tests and satellite launches defying not only the US imperialists but big powers as well.
Even the former reactionary Conservative Prime Minister of the UK admitted that the DPRK is the most independent country in the world saying "If you want undiluted sovereignty in the modern age, .. then go to North Korea because that's where you will get it.".
The DPRK's independence is the proud fruit of the Juche idea pioneered by the
great leader President KIM IL SUNG and further developed by Chairman
KIM JONG IL .
Dr Dermot Hudson
President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Official Delegate Korean Friendship UK