KIM IL SUNG
THE WORKING CLASS SHOULD BECOME THE PIVOTAL FORCE IN THE STRUGGLE TO MODEL THE WHOLE SOCIETY ON THE JUCHE IDEA
Speech Delivered at the Sixth Congress
of the General Federation of Trade
Unions of Korea
Reunifying our divided country is the greatest desire of the entire Korean nation and the most important revolutionary task facing our working class and the other labouring masses.
Owing to the US imperialists’ occupation of south Korea and the “two Koreas” plot of the partitionists, our country has been divided for 36 years and the danger of the nation’s perpetual division is growing as the days go by. We should reunify our divided country as soon as possible to prevent its perpetual division and achieve the uniform development of the country.
All the workers and people of all social strata in Korea should uphold the new policy for national reunification presented at the Sixth Congress of our Party and come out as one in the solemn struggle to reunify the country through the foundation of the Democratic federal Republic of Koryo.
The main obstacle to the country’s reunification is the US imperialists’ occupation of south Korea and their “two Koreas” plot. The Korean workers and people from all walks of life should wage an active struggle to drive the US imperialist army of aggression from south Korea, realize the liberation of the whole nation and smash the US imperialists’ scheme to create “two Koreas”.
In order to achieve independent and peaceful reunification it is imperative to eliminate the military fascist rule in south Korea and make society there democratic. The south Korean working class should come out valiantly in the struggle to achieve this and energetically lead the righteous patriotic struggle of the broad masses, standing at the forefront of the anti-fascist struggle for democracy.
It is a solemn national duty for our workers and people to support and encourage the just patriotic struggle of their counterparts in south Korea. The workers in the northern half of the country should make every effort to give active support and encouragement to the just struggle of the workers and patriots in the south, always remembering that they are undauntedly fighting bloody battles for democracy and national reunification despite the grim conditions of the cruel military fascist dictatorship.
The country’s reunification is the common cause of the nation. It can only be achieved through the united efforts of the whole nation. All the Koreans in north and south and abroad should form a great national united front, regardless of differences in ideology, social system, party affiliation and political view, and fight in solid unity under the banner of national reunification.