Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) — Now that the imperialists have employed a crafty technique to do harm to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, while talking about “the 21st century with no socialism”, all our working people should defend socialism and work hard to build a prosperous country with firm faith and conscience for the fatherland and the leader.
Rodong Sinmun today stresses this in a by-lined political essay captioned “Fatherland and Conscience”.
This year the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea should be celebrated with victory in the fierce confrontation with the enemies, the political essay says, and goes on:
“Let us adorn the 50th anniversary of the DPRK with a grand festival of victors in socialism !” this slogan appeals to our faith and conscience in the decisive struggle for socialism. To love the country and have patriotic conscience is a lesson of history and a solemn declaration for the revolutionaries, all the people who want to lead a worthy life.
For man to be indifferent to the difficulties of the country and to seek his personal comfort regardless of the heavy burdens of the country is the crime of betraying the nation, as well as an indelible disgrace.
General Kim Jong Il is our fatherland and the pillar of our patriotic conscience. Let us follow the General. Let us learn from his love for the country and always purify our conscience. We are now shouting this from the bottom of our hearts.
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