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London 15th of July Juche 105(2016)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK) and the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE)issued the following joint statement of the 30th anniversary of the publication of "On Some Problems in Education In the Juche Idea " by the great leader chairman Kim Jong Il.
In this work comrade Kim Jong Il identifies the centrality of arming the members of the WPK and Korean people with the Juche idea as the revolution advanced in scope and depth pointing out that "Equipping the Party members and other working people fully with the Juche idea is now vital to our Party" . Moreover he explained that "Equipping the Party members and other working people fully with the Juche idea is now vital to our Party. I would like to speak about some problems arising in educating them in the Juche idea.Education in the Juche idea means education in the monolithic ideology of our Party. It is an undertaking to instil in the Party members and other working people the Juche idea, the guiding ideology of our Party, and train them to be genuinely communist revolutionaries of the Juche type. The Korean communist revolutionaries are true revolutionaries who have accepted the Juche idea as their true faith and are devoted to the struggle to accomplish the cause of Juche."
Although not referred directly in the work it was essential to fully equip people with the Juche idea,for them to make it their life blood and faith because of the complex situation surrounding the Korean revolution.It was around 1986 that the modern revisionists announced "perestroika"and "glasnost" which led to the dismantling of the socialist system.Elsewhere another country had put itself on the road of "opening up" and "reform".It was important to combat these reactionary and counter-revolutionary ideas.
In the work comrade Kim Jong Il also looks at the relationship between Marxism- Leninism and the Juche Idea.He points out that there are two aspects to this relationship;continuity and renovation .To consider only one aspect would be metaphysical.Comrade Kim Jong Il stresses that Juche and Marxism-Leninism are interlinked ".Why should the Juche idea, which advocates a complete realization of man’s independence and the successful conclusion of the revolution, abandon the revolutionary principles of Marxism-Leninism? It does not abandon the ideological and theoretical achievements of Marxism-Leninism, but further develops and enriches them as required by historical progress"
Thus the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il in the work demolishes the slanders of those dogmatists who claim that the Juche Idea is opposed to Marxism-Leninism.
All in all this is an excellent work which gives an exposition of the Juche Idea and the need to intensify education in the Juche Idea.Although some 30 years have passed since it was published it is as relevant as when it was published.