Saturday, 7 April 2018

KIM IL SUNG GREAT RED SUN OF JUCHE KOREA!-special article by Dr Dermot Hudson


                                               From Korea rises a great red sun, 
                                               The great red sun is Kim Il Sung
                                               Its rays spread on all oppressed peoples,
                                               Keeping them alive are Kim Il Sung's thoughts

                                               The big red sun is not for Korea alone
                                               Neither are its rays for Koreans alone,
                                               It is a red beacon for the oppressed
                                               In Africa  , Latin America and Asia
                                               The sparks that kindled the Korean revolution,
                                               Now set the oppressed areas ablaze ,
                                               Now it fills the  oppressed world,
                                               His thoughts radiate through
                                            ( A Nigerian activist in the 1960s)
The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG is remembered on the day of his birth , April 15, as the Korean people's great leader who liberated them from Japanese imperialist rule and built a socialist paradise in the land of the Morning Calm , Korea . The birth anniversary of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG is celebrated in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and by by world progressives as the Day of the Sun . Indeed the world progressives , revolutionaries , Juche Idea and
Songun idea followers regard the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG as the eternal sun of mankind . Back in the 1970s the famous Indian advocate of the Juche Idea and director general of the International Institute of the Juche Idea   Dr Vishwanath wrote the essay  "The Sun Inspires " that
"it is therefore not without any meaning that the entire Korean people in the northern and southern parts recognise their beloved leader , comrade KIM IL SUNG as the Sun. He has all the qualities of that divine power generated out of the will to grow as a free self-sufficient and self-reliant nation "
  ( "The Sun Inspires "  in "Korea Promotes Revolution and Construction " Pyongyang 1978)
     The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG was indeed the Sun that inspired the people of Korea and the world .He was like the Sun giving life to the Korean people and also the world people by authoring the great Juche idea which is a life giving force for many revolutionaries throughout the world .
  Korea was liberated from the harsh oppressive rule of Japanese colonialism in August 1945 .The Korean people gained independence , they became masters of their own fate and destiny . However the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG did not stop there , he went on to build a new Juche Korea, a people's country of independence and socialism , a paradise . Comrade KIM IL SUNG resolutely and decisively smashed the centuries old , ossified , decadent feudalism by carrying out the anti-imperialist , anti-feudal democratic revolution. Land reform was carried . It was a real land reform ; land was given free to the hardworking , toiling peasants with no compensation being paid to the greedy, cruel, layabout landlords , this was different to some former colonial countries in which the
"willing seller, willing buyer " principle was implement which basically left the land in the hands of the landlords and colonialists .
     Believing in the theory of continuous or uninterrupted revolution, President KIM IL SUNG after completing the anti-imperialist , anti-feudal democratic revolution went over to the socialist revolution . He carried out the full and total socialist transformation of production relations in the difficult conditions in which the country had been totally devastated by the three year long war
unleashed by the Yankee imperialists in 1953. The socialist transformation of production relations was completed in 1958 and an advanced socialist system came into being.
    The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG created a true welfare state, a people-orientated  state  with free medical , free education , virtually free housing , full employment , subsidised food  and social insurance . At the same taxation was abolished , firstly the agricultural tax in kind in 1966 and then all taxation in 1974 . Of course some capitalist and imperialist  countries lie to claim they introduced a " welfare state " but this was not the same as People' s Korea. In the DPRK people do not have to pay . Moreover the so-called 'welfare policies ' in the capitalist countries consisted of
people receiving , small measly sums of money , that were means-tested rather than paid as   a right. In fact the working people in the UK paid more money in tax and national insurance than they receive in welfare payments so the state actually makes a profit  !  Moreover People's Korea did not exploit other countries  like the imperialist countries did and has been under US sanctions and blockades for nearly 70 years.
 In his historic work, titled "On Further Developing Communist Policies" published in October 1985, comrade KIM IL SUNG said that various popular and communist measures could be put into effect only by the WPK and the Government of the DPRK, which value the people and take good care of them by assuming full responsibility for their destiny, not by every socialist country, and definitely not by rich countries. He emphasized the need to further develop the best communist measures to provide the people with a richer and more civilized life, in order to promote their well-being. 
  Thus the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG built a genuine , people-centred socialism of Juche in the DPRK . He put forward many excellent theories for socialist construction and many great 
theories of revolution that gripped the imagination of the world revolutionary people. Let us remember the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG , the Red Sun of Juche Korea  , on the day of his birth.
Dr Dermot Hudson
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman  Juche Idea Study Group of England 
Chairman UK Korean Friendship Association
honorary secretary general International Central Committee For Songun Study

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