Sedan jag och mina fyra kollegor var i Nordkorea i slutet av juni så får vi ibland mejl från organisationen “Korean Democratic Women’s Union” som vi också besökte. Det är intressant att läsa hur de uttrycker sig om sina f.d. ledare och andra som de avgudar. För det handlar verkligen om en nästan religiös dyrkan.
Kim Jong Il Will Live for All Eternity
Kim Jong Il, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, passed away on December 17, 2011. By his death, the world lost the most outstanding man.
He was the greatest of great men, both in name and in practice.
Kim Jong Il was, first of all, a great ideologist and theoretician.
He enriched and developed in a comprehensive way the Juche idea and the Songun idea authored by Kim Il Sung, founding-father of socialist Korea and pioneer of the cause of independence of mankind. He published a great number of works covering all spheres of social life — political, economic, military and cultural — thus ceaselessly developing the Juche idea in depth. Now, the Juche idea shines more brightly as the banner of the cause of mankind for independence.
When the cause of socialism was undergoing trials after the collapse of socialism in several countries, he wrote such important works as “Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable” and “Socialism Is a Science”, proving that socialism is the invariable ideal of humanity.
In the late 1990s when anti-socialist offensive of the imperialist allied forces was focused on socialist Korea, Kim Jong Il put forward Songun politics as the basic mode of socialist politics by developing in depth the Songun idea that struck its root in the Juche idea. This provided a powerful ideological and theoretical weapon with which the progressive peoples of the world could advance the socialist cause winning victory after victory under any circumstances and conditions.
Kim Jong Il was a master of leadership.
He ushered in the heyday of prosperity unprecedented in the history of the Korean nation.
In the second half of the 1990s when Korea faced manifold hardships caused by the extreme economic blockade and military stifling manoeuvres of the US-led imperialist allied forces and by consecutive natural disasters, he safeguarded socialism holding higher the banner of Songun, opening a new era of building a prosperous and powerful socialist country. Korea, thanks to his grand plan and his energetic leadership, could become a manufacturer and launcher of artificial earth satellite and a nuclear state. He kindled the flames of an industrial revolution of the new century to ensure that miraculous successes were achieved in all sectors of Korea’s economy.
Kim Jong Il opened a radiant vista for Korea’s reunification.
Grandiose June 15 reunification era, whose principle is By Our Nation Itself, was opened as the outcome of the adoption of the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration (June 2000) and October 4 Declaration (October 2007). It is a steadfast aspiration of the entire Korean nation to implement these declarations to the letter and achieve the independent reunification of their country by their concerted efforts, whatever the situation.
Kim Jong Il pressed ahead with the cause of global independence holding aloft the banner of anti-imperialist independence. He saw to it that the Pyongyang Declaration “Let Us Defend and Advance the Cause of Socialism” was made public in April 1992 to make it possible to bring about a fresh upswing in the world socialist movement, and he gave an active encouragement and support to the struggle of the peoples in different countries aspiring after socialism and independence. His energetic foreign activities conducted on the principles of independence, peace and friendship made a great contribution to building a new, independent world and defending peace and stability of the world.
Kim Jong Il was the benevolent father of people.
Regarding politics as an undertaking to bring love for people into full bloom in its purpose, Kim Jong Il devoted his all for people’s happiness. He spared nothing if it was for people’s lives and health, and had many structures built for them.
He cherished people’s happiness as his biggest wish, and worked hard for its realization. He made a continuous forced march for on-site guidance for his people to lead an affluent life with nothing to envy in the world. His on-site guidance was a forced march of legendary superintensity that continued, rain or shine. He passed away on the train on his way for on-site guidance by a sudden attack of illness caused by mental and physical exertions.
History has never witnessed such a great man, who sacrificed himself heart and soul only for the people.
Vishwanath, director-general of the International Institute of the Juche Idea, pointed out that leader Kim Jong Il was a man sent by heaven for the service of humanity, and that such a great man might be born only once in some centuries.
Kim Jong Il will live for all eternity in the hearts of the Korean people and the progressive peoples of the world.
Kim Jong Suk Will Always Live in the Hearts of Mankind
95 years have passed since Kim Jong Suk, one of the prominent persons in modern Korea, was born on December 24, 1917.
She rendered distinguished services to the armed struggle for the liberation of Korea from Japan’s military occupation and the cause of building a new Korea after the liberation. Though her life (1917-1949) was short, she lives in the hearts of the Korean and other progressive peoples of the world as the anti-Japanese war heroine and as an outstanding woman revolutionary.
The Korean people built her statues in historic places in order to hand down forever the exploits she accomplished in liberating the country and building a new society. And many units were named after her.
The statues of Kim Jong Suk in anti-Japanese guerrilla uniform stand at the foot of Osan Hill in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province, her birthplace, and in Kim Jong Suk County, Ryanggang Province, where she conducted underground activities to carry out the task assigned by Commander Kim Il Sung. Her bust can be seen at the centre of the upper row in the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt. Taesong in Pyongyang. Her statues can be found in many other units.
Sinpha County in Ryanggang Province which is associated with her achievements in the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle was renamed Kim Jong Suk County. The units named after her include Kim Jong Suk Naval University, Kim Jong Suk Military Academy, Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill, Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill, Kim Jong Suk University of Education, Kim Jong Suk Teachers Training College, Kim Jong Suk Secondary School No. 1, Kim Jong Suk Secondary School, Kim Jong Suk Sanatorium, Kim Jong Suk Rest Home and Kim Jong Suk Nursery.
Her name shines in many countries of the world.
The Socialist Party of Mexico formed the Mexican Kim Jong Suk Educational and Cultural Study Group. A society for the study of the revolutionary activities of Kim Jong Suk was organized in Peru, and Kim Jong Suk women’s union, Kim Jong Suk class and Kim Jong Suk kindergarten appeared in Russia, Tunisia and Mongolia, respectively. Many other units are named after Kim Jong Suk in different countries.
Nigeria awarded to her the chieftaincy title of The Great Mother of All the People and a commemorative key to Aba. In Peru, Tumbes city council awarded to her honorary citizenship and gold key to the city, Huaura provincial council honorary citizenship of Huacho and gold medallion, and Cajamarca provincial council diploma of honour. In Ecuador, Loja city government, Catamayo city government, Yantzaza city council and Troncal city council awarded to her honorary citizenship. She also received a golden medallion and diploma of honour from the French Institute of Fidelity in the Work, a trophy and certificate of achievements from the Egyptian Specific League for Culture and International Civilization Dialogue, the Gold Medallion of the Sun of the Peruvian National Association of Writers and Artistes from the association, Social Order of Contribution to Victory from the Russian International Commemorative Movement Contribution to Victory Organizing Committee and honorary special membership from the Nepali National Journalists Association.
Organizations and prominent figures in different countries including Nepal, Switzerland, Mongolia and Japan presented many gifts to her. Among them are a congratulatory banner with letters In Praise of Mrs. Kim Jong Suk, Anti-Japanese War Heroine and Great Commander of Mt. Paektu, oil painting Comrade Kim Jong Suk, Anti-Japanese War Heroine depicting the reverence for Kim Jong Suk, a peerless, legendary commander, and a glass work Bamboo Flower Vase depicting her devotion to guarding Kim Il Sung at the risk of her life.
China published a collection of true stories, titled, Comrade Kim Jong Suk, Indomitable Anti-Japanese Woman Fighter and a photograph album showing the revolutionary activities of Kim Jong Suk. The Peruvian National Association of Writers and Artistes compiled a collection of poems, titled, Victory of the Korean People.
The chairman of the Egyptian Juche idea study committee composed a poem, titled, Eternal in Our Hearts which sings the praises of her devotion to the personal safety of Kim Il Sung; a Syrian political figure created an epic poem Kim Jong Suk, Rays of the Sun, which depicts her revolutionary career; a Ugandan poet composed a poem, titled, Pocketbook of a Woman Commander which sings her noble comradely fidelity. Figures of different countries including Brazil, Japan, the US and New Zealand wrote many works. Among them are the poems, titled, Respect to Mrs. Kim Jong Suk, Heroine of Korea, Mrs. Kim Jong Suk, Anti-Japanese Woman Commander and Poem Dedicated to Mother Kim Jong Suk and the words of a song Like a Rising Dragon.
Rallies, seminars, lecture meetings, round-table talks, film shows, book and photo exhibitions and other political and cultural functions are held every year in many countries and regions on the anniversaries of the birth and death of Kim Jong Suk. The participants in the functions are loud in her praises, saying that she was the eternal bodyguard of President Kim Il Sung, an anti-Japanese war heroine and an outstanding political activist, the supreme incarnation of the spirit of guarding the leader unto death, the mother of the revolution who provided a firm guarantee for the brilliant succession and completion of the revolutionary cause of Juche, an ardent revolutionary who dedicated her all to the liberation of the country and the victory of revolution and a great mother who dedicated her all to the social emancipation of women and the development of the women’s movement. Kim Jong Suk will always live in the hearts of mankind.