ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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28th of February Juche 106(2017)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK) and the Juche Idea Study Group of England (JISGE) today issued the following joint statement on the 15th anniversry of the publication of the work of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL " ON HAVING A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF NATIONALISM " .
It is 15 years since the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL published his historic work "ON HAVING A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF NATIONALISM " which gave valuable insights into the question of nationalism and its relationship with the progressive and revolutionary movement.
There are many errors in understanding nationalism. Some who are either captivated by dogmatism or even neo-Trotskyism try to reject nationalism out of hand and condemn it . These kind of people shout loudly when anything to do with national independence Some others preach so-called "national bolshevism " and "Third position-ism " trying to introduce fascist and racist concepts into
the revolutionary movement. These are two opposite poles of error .
As the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL points out in the work "It is wrong to view communism as
incompatible with nationalism." Comrade KIM JONG IL says that communism means the love of the nation so therefore does not conflict with genuine nationalism. What communists and socialists
reject is "Bourgeois
nationalism reveals itself as national egoism, national exclusivism and
big-power chauvinism in the relationship between countries and nations;
it is reactionary in that it creates antagonism and disagreement between
countries and nations, and checks the development of friendly relations
between the various peoples of the world. "
Comrade KIM JONG IL explainst that the great feat of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG is that he discovered that true nationalism does not contradict communism. President KIM IL SUNG taught that" With a determination to devote his life to his country and
fellow-countrymen, he embarked on the road of revolution in his early
years and created the immortal Juche idea, on the basis of which he
established a Juche-oriented outlook on the nation, and scientifically
expounded the essence and progressive character of nationalism. Through a
correct combination of class character with national character and of
the destiny of socialism with that of the nation, he realized an
alliance between communists and nationalists, cemented the class and
national positions of our socialism and led the nationalists to join the
efforts for socialist construction and national reunification." This view represents the Juche-orientated view on nationalism. To be a good communist one must be a nationalist as well as an internationalist. Moreeover Juche teaches us
the correct correlation between internationalism and nationalism. Basically Trotskyites, neo-Trotskyites and dogmatists create a false antithesis between the national and international tasks of the proletariat whereas Juche resolves them .
Comrade KIM JONG IL slams imperialist globalisation which has caused so much damage and trampled underfoot the independence of peoples saying that "The manoeuvres of the US imperialists for “globalization” and
“integration” are aimed at turning the world into what they call a
“free” and “democratic” world styled after the United States, and thus
bringing all countries and nations under their domination and
subordination. The present era is one of independence. Human history is
propelled by the struggle of the masses of the people for independence,
not by the dominationist ambition and aggressive policy of the
imperialists. The manoeuvres of the imperialists for “globalization” and
“integration” are doomed to failure, as they are opposed by the
vigorous efforts of the world’s peoples aspiring after independence.
should resolutely oppose and reject the manoeuvres of the imperialists
for “globalization” and “integration,” and staunchly fight to preserve
the excellent characteristics of our nation and safeguard its
Indeed this work and other works of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL are a very powerful weapon in the fight against globalisation and imperialist domination. Lets put the words of the
great leader comrade KIM JONG IL into effect and fight against globalisation in all its forms.
We highly recommend a study of this excellent work.