Some imperialist pundits have revived the discredited and threadbare idea of the DPRK's so-called collapse despite this theory being proved wrong time after time. Recently Bloomberg talked of "preparing for north Korea's inevitable collapse " and some unknown French academic called Pierre Rigoulot claimed that the DPRK would collapse just like the USSR . These theories are of course far removed from reality and are just fantasies and fallacies. In fact they represent wishful thinking by the imperialists who would like to see the DPRK "collapse" , basically the imperialists and the decadent bourgeois ruling class of the Western capitalist countries and the south Korean puppets dream of the Juche-based socialist system of the DPRK disappearing but it is just a dream.
I remember in 1991 a few weeks after the famous August 1991 coup in the USSR (more accurately the seizure of power by the State Commitee For the State of Emergency of the USSR headed by various Soviet leaders) picking up a copy of the US imperialist propagada magazine "Newsweek " and being astounded to read that the DPRK would not have enough fuel and food to last the winter and would collapse by the end of 1991 ! . Of course this was nonsense because the DPRK did not rely on the Soviet Union for food particularly as the USSR did not export food but imported it. I also remember one so-called "friend of the DPRK " in 1996 or 1997 telling me that the DPRK was running out of food and would collapse in a month or so . Of course this never happened . It goes without saying really that the DPRK is still here 25 years after 1991 and 20 years after 1996.
The US imperialists put forward the so-called "3-3 collapse " theory meaning that the DPRK would collapse after 3 months or 3 years . Of course this has been proved to be vacous nonsense and false propaganda by the US imperialists.
Led by the great leaders President KIM IL SUNG, Chairman KIM JONG IL and respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and guided by the Juche Idea , the DPRK has withstood all kinds of sanctions, blockade, threats , pressure and subversive moves of the US imperialists and other imperialists as well the schemes of class enemies and counter-revolutionaries .
Why can't the DPRK collapse ? Some people say that because the USSR and other socialist countries in Europe collapsed , it logically follows that the DPRK should go the same way.There are two things that are very , very wrong with this argument .Firstly, socialism in the USSR did not collapse it was frustrated and betrayed . The USSR did not simply collapse, the Soviet Communist Party and the USSR were destroyed by the conscious actions of the traitor Gorbachov .Decrees were past dissolving the USSR state and the CPSU .So there was no actual collapse of the USSR but conscious and deliberate betrayal of socialism by treacherous revisionist leaders who were hand in glove with the imperialists(Margaret Thatcher once said of Mikhail Gorbachov that he was
a "leader we could do business with").The DPRK ,however, has smashed the internal traitors who wanted to sell the interests of the country to the imperialists, big powers and revisionists.It defeated and liquidated factional cliques in 1953,1956 and1967 .In 2013 liquidated the modern factionalist clique.
People's Korea,the land of Juche and land of Songun, is not the old USSR nor is the former East Germany , Poland or Hungary.The DPRK is an independent power based firmly on the Juche Idea.It is not the copy of another country. Juche socialism is Korean style socialism centred upon the popular masses.The DPRK's socialism is not an imposition from outside nor it is the gift of someone else.Juche socialism is totally completely different to the former Soviet socialism. Although the USSR had upheld the banner of proletarian revolution under Lenin and Stalin, under Khruschov the USSR fall victim to modern revisionism and collaborated with US imperialism.The USSR abandoned revolutionary principles in the the 1950s and 1960s.It liquidated the dictatorship of the proletariat and proclaimed itself a state of the whole people ,basically giving up the class struggle against the enemies of the socialism.The DPRK under the leadership of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG maintained revolutionary principles and opposed modern revisionism.President KIM IL SUNG in his 1967 essay " ON THE QUESTIONS OF THE PERIOD OF TRANSITION FROM CAPITALISM TO SOCIALISM AND THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT fully stressed the need for the dictatorship of the proletariat and opposed the idea of the vague and woolly "state of the whole people".The USSR joined hands with US imperialism under pleas of "peaceful co-existence "and "peaceful co-operation". Pepsi Cola the US imperialist multi-national even had factories in the USSR.The DPRK on the other raised high the revolutionary banner of anti-US,anti-imperialist struggle and to this very date is the most anti-American country in the world.The USSR and East European socialist countries were flooded with American bourgeois culture . Visiting Hungary in 1988 and 1989 I found that the people were into the most rubbishy aspects of bourgeois imperialist pop culture such as Madonna.The DPRK however puts up the Mosquito Net and combats the infiltration of imperialist bourgeois ideology and culture. Dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN said at the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea "The
imperialist reactionaries viciously manoeuvred to infect and undermine
our revolutionary ranks by infiltrating into them the alien bourgeois
ideology and culture, but they could not break our people's faith in
socialism and their will to adhere to it, as they were educated and
trained in the embrace of the Party. Today our country is demonstrating
its might as an invincible ideological power, the whole society of which
is imbued with the Juche idea and the Songun idea, and whose service
personnel and all other people, equipped with the thoroughgoing spirit
of safeguarding the revolution and the resolute spirit of defending
socialism, are creating a history of sea changes on the strength of the
great spirit ofKim Il Sung's nation."Furthermore the DPRK will block the infiltration of the rotten , noxious and decadent imperialist culture in the future " We should thwart the imperialists' moves for ideological and
cultural infiltration and fully maintain our socialist culture and
Their ideology and culture are dangerous poison that numbs the
people's minds and undermines the foundations of socialism. We should,
through a revolutionary ideological and cultural offensive, smash their
persistent and pernicious moves for ideological and cultural
infiltration and prevent any alien ideology and culture or unnatural
lifestyle from penetrating our society"
The USSR was not only revisionist but was also bureaucratic.It became more and more bureaucratic as the years went on .The leadership and party cadres became remote from the people. Due to bureaucracy the country became inefficient and stagnant .he DPRK,however, right from day one of its foundation has always opposed bureaucracy .Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN said "At present abuses of power, bureaucratism and corruption are the
"principal enemy" that must not be tolerated in applying the
people-first principle in Party work".The DPRK and Workers' Party of Korea long ago developed a popular style of work , the famous Chongsan Ri method of work in which the superior always assists those below him and always mixes with the masses.Visiting the DPRK many times I have seen cadres and officials dressed in ordinary working people's clothes and they look indistinguishable from the working people.There are no country dachas for senior officials in the DPRK.
The DPRK is a most stable and harmonious society without social conflict or class contradictions.The DPRK is one of the most stable
countries on earth, in fact probably the most stable country in the
world .Young people there do not riot but instead act as the shock
brigade in socialist construction and take part with vigour in the
defence of the country. The DPRK is based on the socialist ownership
of the means of production so there is no social inequality . There are
no social contradictions and no racial discrimination. In the DPRK
there is no unemployment ,there are no spending cuts and taxation
was abolished in 1974 .
The DPRK is based on the Juche Idea
, the philosophical principle of which is that man is the master .Thus because of the socialist ownership of the means of production
which is both underpinned and enhanced by the Juche Idea
, people in the DPRK have a high sense of ‘taking ownership’ of
‘stakeholding’ which does not exist in any capitalist country. Moreover
politics in the DPRK are based on benevolence and trust ,the supreme
principle of the party and the state is to improve living standards.
Visiting the DPRK in October 2015,April 2016 and September 2016 I witnessed that the DPRK is growing at a very rapid rate.Indeed a rate of growth that is difficult to imagine in capitalist countries Vast construction projects that would cost billions in the imperialist world have not only pushed ahead but completed such as Changjon Street, Mirae Scientists Street,Paetusan Youth Hero Power Station and the Sci-Tech Complex. There is no stagnation in the DPRK like there was in the late 1970s and 1980s in the USSR.The DPRK's rate of economic growth hit 40% in one year in the 1950s, this was known as the Chollima Era(Chollima being a legendary winged horse that could cover many kilometres a day ) now that DPRK is in the era of Mallima ,a winged horse that can
cover 10,000 kilometres in one day !
The secret of why the DPRK cannot never collapse is the three pillars of the
Juche Idea,the Songun Idea and the self-development first idea.In 1977 the respected UK social scientist Dr Malcolm Caldwell wrote that""What is clear that ,deprived of, massive loans ,US military propping , and integration into the international capitalist economy, south Korea would collapse, whereas-abiding by Juche , North Korea can stand independent indefinitely "(Malcolm Caldwell "The Wealth of Some Nations " Zed Press 1977).
Indeed this is true. It is south Korea that faces the prospect of collapse due to
the internal social and class contradictions, the anti-popular misrule of Park Geun Hye who pursues austerity policies and the suffocating occupation of south Korea by US imperialism.Whereas the DPRK is known for its sturdy and militant anti-imperialist independence,in fact as one former UK prime minister put it "undiluted sovereignty",south Korea is the most dependent and neo-colonial country in the world.Not only dependent on US imperialism but also Japanese imperialism and the mad woman Park schemes to make south Korea dependent on the EU, on British, French and German imperialism , even on Brazil !.
The DPRK will never collapse . Led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN People's Korea will win final victory over the US imperialists and south Korea puppets whereas south Korea is destined to disappear from the face of the earth.
Dr Dermot Hudson, BA(Hons)
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Chairman UK Korean Friendship Assocation
Chairman UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017
to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu i
Member International Committee For the Study of Songun Politics