Saturday, April 16, 2011

ON THE OCCASION OF 79th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY(25th April 2011)

INVINCIBLE KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY

The KPA(Korean People’s Army) is known across the world as invincible armed forces. For decades it has won one victory after another in its acute confrontation with the United States and its satellite forces and firmly guaranteed the defending of socialism and the building of a great, prosperous and powerful nation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Then what is the source of its invincibility?

First, the KPA is guided by outstanding ideas and equipped with original methods of warfare. Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), founder of the KPA and a legendary commander, advanced Juche-oriented military ideas, ideas quite different from the conventional theories centred on weaponry.

His ideas are centred on man, on soldiers, in other words, they put forward the masses of soldiers as the mot powerful beings, as the decisive factor for victory in war, and assert that they can emerge victors in the fight against any formidable enemy if they fight with confidence in their strength.

By drawing on these ideas, he defeated the one-million-strong Japanese army through a 15-years-long armed struggle and achieved the historic cause of national liberation (August 15, 1945), in the 1950s he inflicted and ignominious defeat on the “strongest” US imperialists, the first of its kind in their history, and defended with honour the dignity and sovereignty of his country.

Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il of the KPA, who is carrying forward President Kim Il Sung’s cause, has imbued the entire army with the Juche-oriented military ideas, and directed great efforts to the ideological work in the army, thus training all the soldiers to be strong in ideas and faith.

In the end of the last century the Soviet Union and other socialist countries in East Europe collapsed one after another, and in the present century several countries have been trampled down by US-led imperialist allied forces. However, socialist Korea is firm as ever, because it is supported by the KPA strong in the faith in socialism.

For the past several decades before and after the Korean war of the 1950s unleashed by the US, the KPA has won victory after victory in its confrontation with the US because it is equipped with the Juche-irented methods of warfare.

These methods created by Kim Il Sung and developed by Kim Jong Il fully conform to the concrete topographical features of Korea and the requirements of the modern warfare. The brass hats of the Pentagon are nervous of finding measures with which to cope with these methods.

Second, the source of the KPA’s invincibility is in its unparalleled political and ideological might.

The entire army is brimming over with the revolutionary soldier spirit, the core of which is the soldiers’ absolute trust in and loyalty to their supreme commander.

All the soldiers trust their supreme commander and follow him, regarding him as their father, as the support of their destiny, and are firmly rallied behind him. A well-regulated system whereby the entire army moves as one under the supreme commander’s order has been established, and all the officers and men are prepared to dedicate even their lives if it is for their supreme commander.

The soldiers, who had been drifted to south Korea by shipwreck, said in front of their enemy that they would return to General Kim Jong Il’s embrace without fail, and that if they fail to do so in their lifetime, they would return even after death, making the enemy tremble with fear. This single episode will be sufficient to show the whole world the mental strength overflowing in the KPA.

Third, the source is in the unity between the army and the people.

Unity between the army and the people is a long-standing historical tradition and a fine trait in socialist Korea. True to its name, the KPA regards it as its mission to serve the people. The people regard the soldiers as their kith and kin and support them, the soldiers in turn regard the people not only as their parents and siblings but as their comrades-in-arms, as revolutionary comrades, who would share life and death with them in the same trench, and unhesitatingly sacrifice their lives to defend the latter’s lives and property.

Unity of all the people soldiers based on one mind and will on the road of following Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il’s Sungun-based leadership—this is a feature of society of the DPRK. The facts that all the people rushed into a state of combat readiness during the days of recent nuclear confrontation between the DPRK and the US, and that the soldiers have now taken charge of the major fronts in the building of a thriving country, like the building of the Huichon Power Station, under the slogan “Let us take charge of both national defence and construction!” provide a glimpse of the unity between the army and the people in the country.

Fourth, the source of the KPA’s invincibility is in its inexhaustible military and technological might.

The military might of the DPRK is based on its powerful defence industry. Even in the worst circumstances of the closing years of the last century, when the allied imperialist forces were directing the spearhead of their attack at the country, the ruling party and the government of the DPRK continued to channel a great effort to the development of the defence industry as a top priority.

We can live without candy, but not without munitions-this was the will of the Korean people in those days, an atmosphere of attaching importance to military affairs prevailed across society, and nationwide efforts were directed to the strengthening of the combat efficiency of the KPA.

The KPA is now fully ready for both attack and defence and possessed of powerful military and technological means with which it can positively cope with the modern warfare of the IT era.

It is even possessed of a reliable nuclear deterrent against the reckless threat of nuclear preemptive strike of the US.

The KPA commanded by Kim Jong Il will continue to demonstrate its dignity as invincible armed forces.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

MANGYONDAE

Mangyongdae is the place where President Kim Il Sung, founder of socialist Korea and the Juche idea, was born on April 15, 1912.

Situated at the confluence of the Taedong, flowing across Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and its tributary, the Sunhwa, Mangyongdae is famed for its beautiful scenery from olden times. The area is surrounded by several hills, the highest one named Mangyong(Ten thousand views) Hill because one can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the exquisite landscape, and the village at its foot is called Mangyongdae.

In Mangyongdae the President native home, a low-roofed and straw-thatched one, is preserved in its original state.

Visitors are surprised to see the house, too modest and humble as compared with the President’s worldwide fame and great personality. Originally it had been a house for the keeper of a hill and grave for a landlord in Pyongyang. As the family was too poor to afford even such a house, the President’s great-grandfather became the landlord’s grave keeper and moved there.

At this house, humble as it was, lived ardent patriots who devoted all to the country and nation through generations.

Kim Ung U, great-grandfather of Kim Il Sung, took the lead in sinking General Sherman and repelling Shenandoah, US aggressor ships which intruded into Korea in the mid-19th century. The President’s grandparents supported with all their might the revolutionary activities of their sons and grandsons though they eked out a meager living as tenant peasant.

The house is also the native home of his father Kim Hyong Jik, an outstanding leader of the anti-Japanese national liberation movement in Korea, his uncle Kim Hyong Gwon, and younger brother Kim Chol Ju, who sacrificed themselves for the revolutionary struggle for the country’s independence. His mother Kang Pan Sok, an outstanding leader of the women’s movement in Korea, lived at the house for a while.

In the house are preserved a desk and an inkstone used by Kim Il Sung in his school days, chests of drawers, a brazier, tableware, an A-frame carrier, plow and other farm implements, a loom, a spinning wheel and a rush mat. There is also misshapen water jar whish leaves a strong impression on visitors. The President’s family was so poor in those days that they were even unable to buy a perfectly shaped water jar indispensable to the livelihood of the Korean people.

Though they lived in poverty, the grandparents and parents of the President educated him to inherit the patriotic tradition of the Mangyongdae family, who were prepared to lay down their lives without hesitation for the country and nation.

The swinging site and the spring near the President’s birthplace tell the story of those days. The wrestling ground, the study site and warship rock (on which he played at soldiers) where Kim Il Sung fostered hatred for Japanese imperialism and the spirit of patriotism are still preserved.

Kim Il Sung left home, following his father who had embarked on the road of national independence. In March 1923, when he was 11 years old, he made a journey on foot from the northeastern part of China to Mangyondae to learn better the realities of his native country, travelling 250 km all alone.

In January 1925, while studying in the homeland, he was told that his father had been arrested by the Japanese police again, and left Mangyongdae, resolutely pledging that he would never return to the motherland before he won back the country.

He came back to Mangyongdae after 20 years. He had organized and led the arduous armed struggle to defeat the Japanese imperialist aggressors, and liberated the country ( August 15, 1945).

After his triumphal return, he had first visited the Kangson Steel Plant (now the Cholima Steel Complex) for the building of a new Korea, although the road leading to the plant also led to his old home. Only after he had founded the Worker’s Party of Korea (October 10, 1945), the guiding force of Korea society, and extended greetings of triumphal return to people at the historic Pyongyang mass rally (October 14, 1945), he entered the brushwood gate of his native home.

His grandmother rushed into the courtyard barefoot and hugged him, saying why he had returned home alone, leaving behind his father and mother. Many members of this family had left this house to liberate the country, but Kim Il Sung was the only one who returned.

Since them, President Kim Il Sung, whenever he saw the brushwood gate of someone else’s home during his on-the-spot guidance, would wonder how many members of the family had gone out through that gate and how many of them had returned.

Now Mangyongdae is the holy land of revolution for the Korean people and the world progressives who adhere to the Juche idea and aspire after independence. Koreans at home and abroad and foreigners visit the place to recollect the great career of the President and plant beautiful flowers and trees. More than 120 million people have visited Mangyongdae for the past 60-odd years.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED

Abuja, March 23, 2011

His Excellency Comrade Kim Jong Il

General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea

Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Supreme Commander of Korean People’s Army

Pyongyang

Your Excellency,

Today, we, adherents of Juche idea in Nigeria held the “National Seminar on the exploits of President Kim Il Sung, father of Socialist Korea” on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.

The great leader President Kim Il Sung liberated Korea from the Japanese military occupation through the armed struggle under the uplifted banner of Juche idea and founded the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the first democratic state for the people in the east.

He set it as the basic principle for the activities of the ruling party and the government to serve people and maintained independence, self-sufficiency and self-defence as the fundamental principle in the building of an independent and sovereign state.

Forever will shine the achievements of President Kim Il Sung, father of socialist Korea who built the people-centred socialist system by dint of original idea of state building and seasoned and sophisticated leadership.

Following the cause of President Kim Il Sung, you upheld the Juche idea and Songun idea so that the DPR Korea has become a political power, a country strong in ideology, nobody can ignore.

This seminar marked an important opportunity for us to realized deep of the immortal exploits of the great leader President Kim Il Sung who built the socialist Korea and your achievements of songun-based revolution to build a great prosperous and powerful socialist nation.

We will work hard in the future to study deep and disseminate widely the Juche idea presenting man as the most precious being in the world and requiring everything to serve man and the Songun idea which defends and builds socialism on the basis of putting the military affairs as the most important affairs of the nation.

On this meaningful occasion, we express our sincere wishes of your good health and happiness as well as the greater success in your noble work for the building of great prosperous powerful nation, the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea and the cause of global independence.

The great leader President Kim Il Sung will always be with us !

Long live the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il!

Long live the friendship between Nigeria and DPR Korea!

Attendants of the National Seminar on the exploits of President Kim Il Sung, father of Socialist Korea