Friday, 20 July 2018
KIM JONG UN A PEOPLE-ORIENTATED LEADER WHO BELIEVES IN EFFICIENCY !-special article by Dr Dermot Hudson
Recently respected Marshal KIM JONG UN , the Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic oi Korea (DPRK= has been giving on the spot guidance to different units across the northern part of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. His guidance tours have hit the headlines of the mainstream media ,particularly his guidance of the construction of the Orangchon Power Station, the Onpho Holiday Camp and the Chongjin Bag Factory .Headlines such "Kim Jong-un blasts delays in North Korean economic projects!",(from the BBC) were to be seen splashed across newspapers and websites.
The imperalist or mainstream media seem to find it strange that respected Marshal KIM JONG UN has criticised very sharply some shortcomings that were revealed during his on-the spot-guidance and the DPRK media have covered this in detail .
However the mainstream media lack a real understanding of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and People's Korea .Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN is a people-orientated leader , a genuine populist leader as opposed to a number of fake populist leaders that exist in different parts of the world. I can remember the speech made by Marshal KIM JONG UN to the military parade and civilian demonstration on April 15th 2012 in which he said that "It is a firm determination of our Party to ensure that our people, who are the best in the world and who have remained faithful to the Party in the face of all manner of difficulties, do not have to tighten their belts again, but enjoy all the benefits of socialism."
He has put this into practice and has given on the guidance throughout the length and breadth of Korea day and night in order to increase the might of the socialist independent economy and improve the living standards of the people . In recent months respected Marshal KIM JONG UN took steps to deescalate the tensions with the US , also to defuse tension on the Korean peninsula and bring about a new era of inter-Korean reconciliation and also strived to improve relations with neighbouring countries which had become strained .This was done so that efforts could be focused on the economy and improving living standards.
Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN is a leader who does not tolerate incompetence and inefficiency . Moreover he is a leader of action who does not just sit in an office but goes out and visits factories, shipyards , farms , construction and many other places . In the past some socialist countries tried to build socialism through administrative or bureaucratic methods , simply by their
leaders receiving reports from localities but were unaware of what was really going on . Some socialist countries as a result fell into stagnation . In some non-ruling communist and workers' parties
too inefficiency and incompetence were tolerated . I remember as a young member of the old
Communist Party of Great Britain ,witnessing much incompetence but leaders and cadres of that party did not speak out against it because they "did not want to upset anyone " !.
Socialism ,as result of anti-communist propaganda as well as real shortcomings, became in the public mind associated with inefficiency and bureaucracy .Worse still this impression got reinforced by the experience of social democracy particularly in Britain which some people thought was socialism . British social democracy ended with up long queues for NHS treatment, grotty council housing blocks with lifts permanently out of action and jobsworth dole office bureaucrats !
Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN is a fearless critic of inefficiency and those who lack a true
people-orientated spirit and outlook. Giving guidance to the Chongjin Bag Factory he said that the price should be adjusted in accordance with the views of the population ! This is a remarkable people-orientated line in contrast to capitalist counties like Britain where prices just go up and up no matter what people think and say.
In fact the DPRK is following people-orientated policies not market orientated policies and not so-called "reform". In the 1980s when the Eastern European socialist countries adopted "economic reform" it just meant prices going up and up . This was very true in Poland, Hungary and Yugoslavia.
Meanwhile we in the UK could do with following the example of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and a policy of price reduction.
Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN said of some shortcomings "such difference should be considered as a gap in the officials' ideological attitude toward the Party policy, not difference in the economic power of provinces.". In other words , ideology is the key , not market forces or profits . Also he said that the Cabinet should have taken charge of the construction of the Orangchon Power Station . This implies more centralized guidance , direction and control rather than the decentralisation that occurred in some socialist countries.
Reading about the recent on-the -spot guidance I became more convinced that not only is respected Marshal KIM JONG UN a true people-orientated leader who believes in efficiency but he is definitely leading the Korean people towards a socialist paradise , a communist dreamland.KIM JONG UN.
Dr Dermot Hudson
President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England ,
Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association UK