The Workers’ Party of Korea has acclaimed Kim Jong Il as its eternal General Secretary. The acclamation is by no means symbolic.
The ideas and lines of Kim Jong Il serve as the eternal guiding principles of the WPK.
Ever since he started working at the Central Committee of the WPK on June 19, 1964, he directed great efforts to developing the Juche idea authored by Kim Il Sung, founding father of socialist Korea, to meet the requirements of the era and developing revolution. He performed exploits in the field of Party’s ideology and theory by formulating the guiding ideology of the Party as the integral system of idea, theory and method of Juche. He published many works which give encyclopedic answers to the theoretical and practical problems arising in every stage of socialist construction, including all fields of social life ranging from the building of the Party, state and army and economic construction to education, public health, literature and the arts, and physical culture. In his works Socialism Is a Science, Giving Priority to the Ideological Work Is Essential for Accomplishing the Cause of Socialism, On Preserving the Juche Character and National Character of the Revolution and Construction and others he also elucidated significant ideas and theories that encouraged the cause of socialism and the cause of independence around the world.
In particular, the original theory of Songun politics formulated by Kim Jong Il serves as the ever-victorious banner for firmly defending the sovereignty of the country and nation and thoroughly maintaining the independence of the masses of the people in the present situation in which the imperialist’s power policy becomes more and more undisguised. The justness and vitality of the line of Songun politics have been vividly proved by the reality of Korea. After having built up the national defence capabilities, he advanced the theory of building a thriving socialist country, unfolding the bright future for his people.
For the WPK and the Korean people that are vigorously advancing toward a thriving socialist country and final victory, the ideology and theories of Kim Jong Il serve as an absolute truth and eternal banner of victory.
Outstanding exploits Kim Jong Il achieved in leading the WPK for scores of years constitute an eternal motive force which vigorously encourages the Korean people to propel the socialist cause.
He strengthened and developed the WPK into a motherly party which forms a harmonious whole with the masses and serves them, and an invincible party which has iron discipline and militant power. The unity of the Party and the masses based on one ideology and purpose is one of outstanding exploits he performed.
He brought about epoch-making changes noteworthy in history by dynamically leading the struggle of the Korean people for socialism.
His administration of Songun politics has promoted Korea, which had been compelled to be militarily occupied by Japanese imperialism because of weak military strength a century ago, to the rank of the world’s military powers. Despite extreme economic sanctions and blockade of the US-led imperialist allied forces, he unfolded a grand blueprint for building a thriving socialist country and laid an everlasting foundation for building an economic power by kindling the flames of industrial revolution in the new century. It is entirely attributable to his wise leadership that Korea is demonstrating the dignity and prestige as one of a few states that produce and launch artificial earth satellites and are nuclear powers in the world.
Having regarded “The people are my God” as his life motto, Kim Jong Il advanced as the supreme principle of party activities to continuously improve the people’s standard of living and made energetic efforts for its implementation. All his thoughts and activities were oriented to making his people well-off. He always ensured that the WPK should perform its mission as the motherly party of the people and all party workers as faithful servants of the people. On his field guidance tours he dropped in at the people’s houses to inquire into their living conditions and took parental care of their innermost feelings. He was always among his people to lend his ear to their voice and formulated the lines and policies of the Party and state in reflection of their opinions. To the Korean people General Secretary Kim Jong Il is the WPK, and the WPK is like a mother to whom they can entrust their destiny and future.
Kim Jong Il devoted his heart and soul for the prosperity of the country and the well-being of the people. Caring nothing about his health and blizzards and biting cold, heavy rain and sultry weather, he visited everywhere across the country without any rest until the last days of his life and led the struggle of the Korean people for building an economic power. He was seriously ill, but declined the request of the doctors to have a rest even for a moment and continued high-intensity forced march of on-site guidance, before passing away on the train owing to manifold fatigue and the excessive mental and physical exertion.
It is natural that the Korean people hold him in high esteem as the great father of the nation and eternal leader.
Kim Jong Il will be eternal General Secretary of the ever-victorious WPK which leads the general onward march of the Korean people for the building of a thriving socialist country.
Source: Consulate General of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Hong Kong