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Korean-style Socialism Praised

Pyongyang, June 29 (KCNA) — “Invincible Korean-style Socialism Will Be Immortal,” an article by Editor-in-Chief of the Russian newspaper Patriot Mikhail Demskov, is carried in Rodong Sinmun Thursday.

The DPRK is the motherland of Songun politics and its might is immediately that of Songun, says the article, adding: The Korean people owe it to the wise Songun leadership of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il that they have won one victory after another in the military stand-off with the U.S. imperialists in the past days.

By successfully applying the Songun idea of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il ushered in the great Songun era and is resolutely foiling the U.S. imperialists’ reckless military provocations with the might of Songun politics, notes the article, and continues:

The army is immediately the party, the state and the people. The vitality of this unique idea of Kim Jong Il attaching importance to military affairs and of Songun politics have been fully proved in practice.

The revolutionary soldier spirit whose hardcore is the spirit of devotedly defending the leader, confidence in the validity of one’s own cause, comradeship and the spirit of unity among servicepersons, steadfast faith and class awareness are the ideological and moral disposition peculiar to the Korean People’s Army. No force on earth can match the army and people armed with the most advanced idea and led by an outstanding brilliant commander.

The DPRK remains alive in the teeth of constant pressure typified by the U.S.-led imperialists’ political and military provocations, direct war threats and persistent economic blockade. The DPRK is not merely alive, but is confidently advancing along the path of socialism, the path of independence it has chosen.

The Korean people are defending socialism with their own lives, regarding it as their life and soul.

Kim Il Sung led the revolution and construction by listing the strength of the people, regarding them as Heaven throughout his great life from the early years of the grim anti-Japanese war. Kim Jong Il, who has personified his view of the people, has pursued a policy relying upon the people, a policy for the people, cherishing “Believing in people as in Heaven” as his maxim. People form the foundation of socialism. This is his motto and core of his popular policy.

The DPRK is a political power in which the politico-ideological cohesion and unity of the party, the army and the people around the leader have been firmly established. The single-minded unity in the DPRK has grown stronger through the “Arduous March” in the mid-1990s. The single-minded unity not to be found in any other country is the very source of the invincibility of Korean-style socialism and its inexhaustible might. This unity is a patent weapon of the DPRK more powerful than a nuclear weapon and this is the very key to and the decisive guarantee for the ultimate victory of Korean-style socialism.

The DPRK has victoriously advanced along the path chosen by it, unaffected in the least by any change in the international situation. A secret to it is that it has firmly maintained the principle of independence in the revolution and construction guided by the Juche idea.

The Juche idea fathered by the President has been developed in depth by Kim Jong Il on an overall scale. With his clairvoyant scientific insight and rare theoretical wisdom he has enriched the treasure house of the Juche idea and has firmly maintained the principle of independence in the whole course of building Korean-style socialism.

Korean-style socialism built on the principle of independence reflects the popular masses’ independent desire and demand and helps them discharge their role as the master of society and master of their own destinies. Herein lies its unbreakable might.

The 21st century will be a century that inspires humankind with hope and optimism about the future of socialism. The invincibility of Korean-style socialism guides the revolutionaries and progressives following and defending socialism to harden their faith and optimism about the victory of socialism.

Standing at the head of the world socialist movement is Kim Jong Il identical to Kim Il Sung in ideology, leadership and virtues. The cause of socialism, the human cause of independence, will surely emerge victorious as long as Kim Jong Il leads the Korean and the world revolutions. This is clearly borne out by history and reality, the article concludes.

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