Wednesday, October 14, 2009

THE SPIRIT OF KORYO AND DEFEAT OF IMPERIALISM

 
   Free men die free, live in dignity, and exist on honour. They fear no 
  Man and respect no impostor. A free man abhors slavery, hates An
  usurper and no power will ever make him slave, even unto his grave.
  Ndaga philosophy.

Last month it was jubilations galore at the world of Koryo. The Koreans both in their physical and spiritual world clink glasses of victory over the reckless excesses of imperialism. Their long awaited freedom of unity, brotherhood and fraternity came to pass with opening of the first post imperial demarcation train crossing across the demarcated zones of cultural shame and political insanity. This symbolic feat is an indication of the many things coming as far as the unity of the two separated families is concern.
In the past, the Korean peninsular remains the most bizarre spots of imperial impunity on the face of the earth. For about over six decades, families were separated, matrimony destroyed, kinship compromised, social relations across blood, parentage and communalism were reduced to mere brigandage commodities of capitalism. The natural, national and supra-rational geo-political and historical landmark of the Korean peninsular was destroyed. The Korean peoples and their rich and legendary culture and history ceased to exist in the early fifties when they were reduced to just political coupons in the hands of imperial Europe and America.  

Historically, the Koreans are men of liberty living in the bowels of freedom. They are not only well cultured, but they are human species that are open to values and pride that could not afford them the luxury of being enslaved, not by imperial Japan, nor by the west as symbolized by America. They resisted political colonialism, abhors economic dependency, rejected the boundless excesses of capitalism, fought blind and aggressive demand of westernization and finally dealt a deadly blow on socio-economic and political isolationism.

For over four decades now, the peoples of the two Koreans have been praying hard against their separation. Across their artificial boarder lines songs were sung, letters of love and solidarity were written, flowers were grown as symbols of hope and life for the separated families. In their war against this inhumanity, they found succor and relief in their sound of silence. Outside their official and state positions, the two Koreans are one and the same. They have more in commonality than in differences. Their names, culture, language, history and world outlook are all the same. It is less surprising to see them dismantling this monster they all collectively love to hate.

I had the opportunity to be in the peninsular last four months courtesy of an invitation by the Korean Academy of Social Sciences[KASS]. What I saw was like the eight wonders of the world. On my way to the area I was more than equipped with the piece of propaganda that was the hallmark of western media in particular and indeed the media in general. The picture I had in my mind was that of a country where the entire fabric of social and economic existence was comatose. A country where dead bodies outnumbered the living ones. A place where starvation is a norm and nutrition a rare privilege. A nation of absolute deprivation and scarcity at a critical level. The plethora of lies and heaps of propaganda that I and the rest of my country men were infested with got evaporated few days into my visit in that country. At worst, one could sum up the situation in the Korea as a nation and a people who prefer isolation than slavery, sacrifice than surrender, rights than privileges and security than mere deceitful assurances. Especially in a world that is more interested in the material than the human. Or worlds where majority of its people are unrepentant thieves.

Today the Democratic peoples Republic of Korea(DPRK) is standing tall amidst international enmity and hatred. It is like a colossus bestriding the capitalist west and imperialism without fear or apology. It is a symbol of not only freedom but a bastion of, and citadel of political sovereignty. It defines socio-economic self reliance in a manner that is ultra-pragmatist. Infact, what makes the Korean experience legendry and a legacy for mankind especially those who aspires to human dignity and honour, is their tenacity and capability in safeguarding and securing themselves from foreign and imperial occupation. Their spirit of self defense, security and strategic thinking is second to none.


The DPRK is free today not because it is not on the menu list of the west. It is free because despite its aromatic and appetizing effect on the west, it could not be consumed like Afghanistan and Iraq because unlike the two, in Korea, the policy of Songum is the shield of the koryo. And the beginning of wisdom for the west is the fear of the Songum; else the west will get songummed eternally. In the last fifty years, the Korean people have done exceptionally well in spite of stiff and deep seated hatred, animosities and sabotage by the west. Their tenacity and perseverance is a testimony to the efficacy of the Juche philosophy on one hand, and on the other the futurological genius ness of their leader and founder, comrade Kim Il Sung of blessed memory.


As I salute their courage and candor, may I appeal that this train crossing as historical as it is should not be celebrated in isolation of other more pressing realities like dismantling all imperial protocols, treaties, armistices, state and diplomatic restrictions, economic and cultural blockades and most importantly, the wiping away of the artificial line across the 38 degrees parallel dividing the North and the South. More so, in their desperate effort to re-unite they must not forget about their common enemy who may be lurking around to snatch their happiness and turn it to sorrow. In the spirit of koryo and as a member of the Juche family, I say congratulations and we look forward to seeing more of these victories over and over again. 



 Dr. Abubakar Sadeeque Abba
Dept of Political Science
University of Abuja

Sunday, October 11, 2009

OCTOBER EVENTS MARKED IN ABUJA,NIGERIA

SIXTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE WORKERS' PARTY OF DPR OF KOREA MARKED IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

On thursday October 8, 2009, members of the executive council of the Nigeria National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea gathered in Abuja, Nigeria's capital to mark the sixty-fourth anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of the DPR of KoreaThe twelve-year anniversaty of the election of the Leader, Comrade Kim Jong IL as the Secretary General of the Wokers' Party of Korea. Below are highlights of the events in pictures.

SIXTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDING OF THE WORKERS' PARTY OF KOREA HELD IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

Trust of People in the WPK
The Workers’ Party of Korea(WPK) has the perfect mass foundation.
It was founded on the solid mass basis. Through its foundation was proclaimed on October 10, 1945, immediately after Korea was liberated from the Japanese military occupation on August 15 the same year, the preparation for it had been made from nearly 20 years ago. President Kim Il Sung(1912-1994) formed the Down-with-Imperialism Union(DIU) on October 17,1926, which served as the historical roots of the WPK. Having perceived the important role of a party, the President put forth the line of founding the party, its roots struck deep among the broad masses of the people. It had been an established formula that a party makes public its program and rules before declaring its founding and building its affiliates. Kim Il Sung regarded this formula from a different angle. He thought that the formula would lead the party to be founded to separation from the masses, like oil on the water. Thus, the WPK established its basic organizations among the people from all walks of life, including workers and peasants, formed local branches based on them and organized its central committee, a method unprecedented in party founding. Its emblem bears a hammer, a sickle and a writing brush as suited to its character.
Since its foundation the WPK has successfully performed its mission and duty as a mass party. It effected land reform, equal rights for both sexes, nationalization of major industries and various other democratic reforms, satisfying the long-cherished desire of the Korean people, and pursued the people-oriented policies. While enjoying an independent, creative and worthwhile life in the embrace of the WPK all the Koreans came to keenly feel the preciousness of their happiness as well as of the WPK that ensured it. Thanks to this absolute trust in and support for the Party, Korea could make a historical miracle of having defeated the US-led imperialist allied forces, stronger in numbers and military and technical preparedness beyond comparison, and emerged victorious in the Korean war(1950-1953). Many Korean People’s Army soldiers blocked with their chests the muzzles of firing enemy guns and rushed forward under roiling tanks with bundles of grenades, shouting “Call me a member of the WPK!” Such facts are clear testimony to deep trust the Koreans placed in the WPK.
The WPK has built a socialist state centred on the masses of people, holding high the slogan, “We serve the people!” 
In the last years of the previous century when several socialist countries collapsed at one time, Korea safeguarded socialism with honour. It is a good example of thorough responsibility of the WPK for its people. In spite of the worst trials and hardship it faced due to the intensive anti-socialist offensives of the imperialist forces and consecutive natural disasters, Korea did not in the least experience any disturbance against government or social chaos, contrary to the prediction of the West. On the contrary, it firmed up the single-hearted unity of the whole society around the WPK.
The Juche idea underlines the people’s absolute trust in and support for the WPK. The Juche idea, authored by the President Kim Il Sung and enriched by General Kim Jong Il, is the idea that upholds the masses of the people as the most valuable and powerful in the world. The WPK has incorporated the idea, an invariable guideline, in its activities, thus administering the politics that loves and trusts the people. President Kim Il Sung”s dictum was that one emerges ever-victorious when he believes and relies on the people, but not when he turns his back on them and is forsaken by them. The dictum is the doctrine of the WPK today. The WPK exists only for the sake of the people and it deems it its duty to defend and ensure their interests and right to independence. The supreme principle of its activities is to promote the people’s well-being. It raises high the slogan, “Let the whole Party go among the masses!” ensuring that all its officials serve the people faithfully, always mixing with them. Its every line and policy reflects the opinions and demands of the masses; it never tolerates the slightest setback or weakening in the enforcement of the polices for the people-free education and medical care, tax-free arrangement and so on-however difficult the economic situation of the country may be. For this reason, the Koreans call the WPK the “motherly party”, entrust their destiny to it and wage a vigorous struggle to carry out its lines and policies.
As the tree with its roots struck deep stands firm in whatever fierce gales, the WPK that enjoys absolute trust of the people and has rock-solid mass foundation will never flinch in the face of any political turmoil of the world.  

National Chairman

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

ECHOES FROM KINSHASA¬¬¬; IMPERATIVE FOR AFRICA’S SECOND LIBERATION THROUGH JUCHE IDEA

On Friday the 1st of May, 2009 the African Regional Conference on the Study of Juche Idea was held in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo Democratic Republic. Various countries were duely represented at the Kinshasa conference, and Nigeria was equally there. Every country had only one delegate, but my country Nigeria was represented by two delegates; dr m . m. alhassan, of the department of geography university of Abuja, and my humble self.

Ordinarily, the flight from Nigeria to congo Kinshasa ought not to have been more than three hours, but due to the nature of our neo-colonial situations in both countries, the journey lasted for about ten hours, spanning two days with a stop over night in addis ababa Ethiopia. Without any national carrier in both Nigeria and congo, the citizens of these two countries are left with no other alternative than to engage the services of the Ethiopian airline. What a pity. These are countries that are suppose to be the torch bearers of africa’s development in the twenty first century. Nigeria with a population of over a hundred million, a land that is almost pregnant with all sort of natural endouments as well as resources that are to say the least, enormous. While the Congo DR has over eighty million population with an amazing land mass that is twice the size of Nigeria, and an avalanche of natural resources that are begging for serious and sincere leadership for their harnessing.

I and my national chairman Dr M. M. Alhassan left this country with a lot of expectations and apprehensions. Apprehensions because of the prolonged civil war that had almost become synonymous with the history of that country. Should we really go for this conference or just forget about it because of the security implications? But after some reflections we decided to go. After all is Niger Delta crises not in Nigeria? However, our apprehensions was overtaken by our spirit of solidarity and love for our African brothers in the family of juche. So off we went.

First, our disappointment started at the Kinshasa airport. My God! What a sight? Of all national and International airports that I had the privileged of passing through, none is as dilapidated and in a poor state of disrepair like the Kinshasa airport. In fact, some air strips are far more better than it. Next is the corruption at the official level. Who says there is corruption in Nigeria? Well what we witnessed in Kinshasa airport by men of Immigration of that country is the master of all corruptions. For a slight error of omission in my yellow form, the entire men of the service were mobilized at the airport. All of them were looking forward to what they can squeezed out of their August prey. At last, ten Dollars did the work and we all went our ways.

Our journey from the airport to our Hotel, the Sultani Hotel exposed everything that is there to be seen about the country. The roads are a shame unto themselves, the buildings are everything but standard, the environment was so appalling that I began to pray that this is not Kinshasa. But by the time that I settled down in my hotel room, the reality of a war ridden society dawned on me. This country has been in war since the beginning of their national history. This is a country that was clinically hijacked by western imperialism right from the point of their beginning. A people and a nation or very sorry, a country that was designed to serve as an appendage of human existence.

Inspite of all these appalling realities, we settled down to the business that brought us to Kinshasa. The Conference was not only well attended, but it was equally well conducted. One re-occuring decimal that runs throughout the papers presented was the need to have another second liberation in the continent of Africa. Papers from Nigeria, Uganda, and Egypt drew a lot of lessons from their national experiences to serve as models for other sister countries from the continent. While papers from Guinea Conakry, South Africa, Tanzania and the host country Congo DR dwelled so much on the ideological missing link in the struggle against neo-colonialism and imperialism in the continent.

After three days of brainstorming sessions, interlaced with some syndicated group sessions, the conference closed with renewed commitments and dedication from all participants to carry the message back home. As I packed my papers and picked my bag to leave the conference hall, I reflected on the various conferences that I attended in the past and how insincere and uncommitted were the participants in the ideals raised in those communiqué. In this continent, people are interested more in attending conferences than in implementing the resolutions passed in these foras. The challenge for me is to pass all that transpired in this conference to my students, friends, colleagues and the entire members of our Juche family.

Dr Saddiqque Abubakar Abba

Chairman,

Nigeria Study Group on Juche Philosophy and Lecturer

Department of Political Science, University of Abuja, NIGERA