Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Kim Jong Il's cult of personality celebrated his 42nd anniversary with the party (that would be the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea) with a shout-out to the "epochal changes" and "new era of great creation and change" that Kim has wrought.

According to the Korean Central News Agency:
Kim Jong Il has given clear-cut answers to all the theoretical and practical issues arising in strengthening the WPK to be Kim Il Sung's Party for ever. The issues ranges from the work to hold President Kim Il Sung in high esteem to the fundamental principles and methods of Party building and activities, the unity and cohesion of the Party, Juche-oriented Party work system and methods and the guidance to the Party life of the members. And he has wisely led the efforts for realizing them.

He put forward the program on Party building for imbuing the Juche idea into the whole party and society and took revolutionary measures for strengthening the Party organizationally and ideologically.

He has authored many famous works to brightly light the orientation and ways for the Party building and work. Among them are "On Further Improving Party Ideological Work," "On the Fundamentals of Revolutionary Party Building" and "Giving Priority to Ideological Work is Essential for Accomplishing Socialism."

The years are shining with his great efforts to defend the revolutionary tradition as the life-line of the Korean revolution.

Under his guidance, statues of the President have been erected in different parts of the country.

While making a long inspection tour of army units, he visited the revolutionary battle sites of Mt. Paektu and other places to intensify the education in the revolutionary traditions.

Kim Jong Il ushered in the heyday in the economic, cultural and other fields.

He defined the principle of speed campaign, which was created in the 1960s when he led the work of the literary and art fields, as the main form of the socialist construction and initiated many mass movements such as 70-day campaign, a 100-day campaign, Three-revolution Red Flag Movement and the Campaign to Follow the Example of the Unassuming Heroes. As a result, world-startling miracles and innovations have been worked out in all the fields of the economic construction.

A large Oxygen Separator and a 10,000-ton press were manufactured and many monumental edifices including the world leading West Sea Barrage, the Tower of Juche Idea and the Arch of Triumph were built in a campaign to create the speed of the 80's following the spirit displayed in the 1970s.

A lot of creations have been constructed in the 1990s and in the new century even under the unspeakable difficulties and trials. Among them are power stations, modernized and special factories, stock-farms, Kwangmyongsong Saltern, Youth Hero Motorway and the Kaechon-Lake Thaesong and Paekma-Cholsan Waterways.

The arable land has been realigned to suit the socialist countryside of Korea and innovations taken place in the farming.

Proud successes have been registered in the construction of socialist culture, too.

The mass gymnastic and artistic display "Arirang," which was the acme of the "Renaissance in the 20th century", the launch of the artificial satellite "Kwangmyongsong-1" which powerfully demonstrated the might of the socialist Korea, the construction of recreation grounds including Mt. Chilbo and Ryongmun Cavern and the brisk mass artistic activities substantiate the wise guidance of Kim Jong Il.

In particular, the last ten-odd years takes a special position in the history of his 40-odd year leadership over the Party.

In those days, he creditably defended the destiny of socialist Korea with his unique Songun politics and invariably upheld the revolutionary red flag as the President did in his lifetime.

Indeed, over the last four decades, he has performed undying revolutionary exploits for the eternal prosperity of the Kim Il Sung's nation.
Odd years, to say the least.

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