GUIDE OF THE CAUSE OF INDEPENDENCE
The independent cause of mankind is invariably advancing even in the grin trials of history, which is unthinkable apart from leader Kim Jong Il of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Extraordinary Ideological and Theoretical Activities
The Korean leader formulated the revolutionary ideas of President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) into the integrated system of the idea, theory and method of Juche. This was a noteworthy event in accomplishing the independent cause of mankind.
Kim Jong Il wrote a number of works, including On the Juche Idea (March 1982),
To develop in depth the Juche idea authored by the President and systematizes it in a comprehensive way. The Juche idea which was rapidly propagated around the globe has been widely recognized as a guiding idea for independent cause. This has made it possible for the progressive people to possess the powerful ideological and theoretical weapon for building a new world, free from all sorts of oppression, restriction, domination and subordination.
He formulated the idea and theory on a socialism perfectly.
When several socialist countries collapsed in succession in the closing year of the last century and the imperialists, availing themselves of the opportunity, made a fuss about the “end of socialism,” he made public a number of works, including The Historical Lesson in Building Socialism and the General Line of Our Party (January 1992), Abuses of Socialism are intolerable (March 1993), Socialism Is a Science (November 1994) and Giving Priority to Ideological Work Is Essential for Accomplishing Socialism (June 1995), thereby providing the truth and correctness of theory on socialism and inevitability of its triumph and delineating in a comprehensive way the theoretical and practical problems arising in accomplishing the independent cause of mankind.
Original Mode of Sogun Politics
The imperialist forces led by the United States that claimed itself as the sole superpower in the world, taking advantage of the destruction of equilibrium of forces on the planet, made frantic efforts to stamp out the independent cause of mankind once and for all. They nakedly perpetrated their aggression and intervention against other countries, being indulged in their arbitrary actions in international arena. Especially, they launched an all-round offensive in all fields of politics, military affairs, the economy, culture and external affairs against the DPRK which is advancing along the road to socialism under the unfurled banner of independence against imperialism.
To cope with such situation, the Korean leader, holding aloft the banner of Songun, has formulated Songun politics as the basic mode of socialist politics.
Thanks to his Songun politics, the DPRK, by further strengthening its defense capabilities, has been able to demonstrate its might as a military power that no enemy, however formidable, dares to attack.
This provides a sure guarantee for safeguarding its sovereignty and socialism and maintaining the peace and security of the Korean peninsula and other Northeast Asian regions, to say nothing of the world.
Today Songun politics is fully demonstrating its historical meaningfulness and position for its justness and validity as the days go by, and it is a tendency of the times to model after it.
Energetic External Activities
Kim Jong Il’s energetic external activities make a great contribution to providing an international environment favorable for the DPRK, establishing fair international relations and accomplishing the independent cause of mankind.
He puts forward independence, peace and friendship as the basic principles of the DPRK’s external activities and directs a deep concern to building a new, independent world. He positively carried on external activities for strengthening the independent force of the world which is opposed to imperialism. At the outset of the new century, he paid visits to China on several occasions, and met with the central leadership members of China who visited DPRK. His activities gave a stimulus to the common struggle of the peoples of the two countries who are channeling energy into consolidating the developing traditional DPRK-China relations, and safeguarding the cause of socialism and the global peace. Two rounds of visit to Russia in the early years of the new century and the visit to Russia’s Siberia and Far East in August 2011 injected fresh vitality in putting the relationship between the DPRK and Russia onto a new higher phase and contributed to international efforts for building an independent world.
He met the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Communist Party, the president of the Republic of Indonesia and the king of Cambodia Kingdom, who visited Korea, and thus greatly contributed to promoting friendly and cooperative relations among the developing countries in line with the demand of the new century.
Kim Jong Il, who paid great attention to improving the relations with the Western countries, met the highest-ranking delegation of the EU and former President Bill Clinton. This opened a new phase; countries that had so far shunned and despised Korea began to improve their relations with it.
Within a few years from 2000, the DPRK has established or resumed diplomatic relations with 20-odd countries including almost all the Western countries such as Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain, and the EU, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Kuwait and Bahrain.
His external activities embrace wide fields, ranging from political circles to the press and economic circles. Among those who were honored with audience of him are the members of delegation of financial group council of international foreign exchange of Italy, chairman and CEO of the Orascom Telecom Holding of Egypt and president of the “The Washington Times.”