Wednesday, 17 June 2020
The Most Precious Heritage of President Kim Il Sung
independence, is exerting a great influence on the developing era and the shaping of the
destiny of human beings beyond the limits of time and space.
This ideological and practical wealth can be called the most precious heritage
Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), eternal president of the Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea, bequeathed to the Korean people and the progressive peoples of the world.
The Juche idea, on the basis of a scientific elucidation that man is the master of the
world and plays the decisive role in transforming the world, shows the way for the
masses of the people, the motive force of history, to shape their own destiny by their own
of leading the Korean revolution, not in the course of a sheer academic research for
creating an ideological and theoretical system.
In the middle of the 1920s when Korea was under the Japanese military occupation
(1905-1945), Kim Il Sung, who embarked on the road of the revolutionary struggle for
his country and fellow people in his teens, authored the Juche idea in the course of
groping for the road of the Korean revolution. And he fully applied this idea to the
Korean revolution in a thoroughgoing way in the protracted course of the revolution.
Under the banner of the Juche idea the Korean people emerged as masters of an
independent country from colonial slavery and have built a socialist state that is
independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliant in national
The Juche idea’s essential component is the theory and leadership method that the
masses should uphold in the revolutionary struggle and construction work to carve out
their own destiny.
Up to now, President Kim Il Sung’s works, the library of the Juche idea, have been
translated into over 60 languages and disseminated in over one hundred countries of the
world. And studying this idea has become a trend of the present era.
A number of prominent figures of the capitalist countries, fascinated by the
encyclopedic thoughts contained in his works, have become ardent advocates of the
and winner of the International Kim Il Sung Prize, devoted his all to giving publicity to
the Juche idea and the reality of the DPRK.
When some people criticized that he was only studying the DPRK, not Japan, he said:
Those people are not anxious about Japan and its destiny. Why do they think that the
Juche idea is confined to the DPRK? The Juche idea is an idea that everybody, without
exception, should learn and an ideology of mankind and of the world though it was
authored in the DPRK.
It is the view of the advocates of the Juche idea that the idea is an encyclopedic
ideology, applicable to all ages with an eternal life.
Most of the ideologies that emerged in the history of human thoughts lost their vitality
and disappeared as the time went by.
However, the Juche idea, for its universal truthfulness and completeness, is enjoying
increasing support and sympathy from the progressive peoples of the world.
In the summer of 1985, a book, titled Dictionary of Philosophical Criticism, was
published in France. This book analyses and estimates the ideologies prevalent in several
countries of the world in accordance with the writers’ opinions. However, only the entry
related with the Juche idea does contain nothing that criticizes this ideology.
Actually, the world has long sympathized with the Juche idea.
On the Day of the Sun (April 15) in 2012, greeting the centenary of the birth of
President Kim Il Sung, the World Congress on the Juche Idea was held in Pyongyang,
the capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the homeland of the Juche
The Juche idea is recognized as the most influential ideology of the present times.
Groups for the study of the Juche idea are conducting their activities more proactively
under a well-knit system, ranging from national groups to continental organizations,
centered on the International Institute of the Juche Idea, and the number of advocates of
the idea is increasing as the days go by.
A prominent figure of scientific and cultural circles of Europe said: If someone asks
me what I would defend in the treasure house of human civilization, I will answer
without hesitation that I choose nothing but the Juche idea.
The Juche idea, the most precious heritage of President Kim Il Sung, will shine for
ever along with the victorious advance of the cause of global independence