Tag Archives: Juche

Why is the Juche Idea Called the Idea of “Believing in the People as in Heaven”?

Answer: This is because the Juche idea is the revolutionary idea that embodies the noble spirit of “believing in the people as in heaven” most thoroughly. President Kim Il Sung said: To ‘believe in the people as in heaven’ has been my constant view and motto. The principle of Juche, which calls for drawing on […]

What is Independence?

Independence is an attribute of man who is desirous of living and developing independently as master of the world and his own destiny. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said: Independence is an attribute of social man who is desirous of living and developing in an independent way as master of the world and his own […]

What is the Reason Why Man is a Social Being?

Man is a social being because man is a being that forms a social collective and lives and acts in social relationship. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said: Man is a social being. This implies that he is a being who lives in a social relationship. This term is used to distinguish man from a […]

What is the Philosophical Principle of the Juche Idea?

Answer: The philosophical principle of the Juche idea is that man is master of everything and decides everything. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said: The Juche idea raised the fundamental question of philosophy by regarding man as the main factor, and elucidated the philosophical principle that man is the master of everything and decides everything. […]

What is the Fundamental Question of Philosophy Newly Raised by the Juche Idea?

Answer: The fundamental question of philosophy raised by the Juche idea is the one on the position and role occupied and played by man in the world, the one on the relationship between the world and man. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said: Since the question of the world’s origin had been made clear by […]

What is the Juche Philosophical Outlook on the World?

Answer: The Juche philosophical outlook on the world is the viewpoint and stand to the world centering on man. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said that the Juche outlook on the world that established the view on the world with man at the center and that clarified the viewpoint and stand towards the world centering […]

What is the Criterion for Defining the Present Era as the Juche Age?

This is the definition of age made on the basis of working people’s position and role. Leader Kim Jong Il said: This is the great age of Juche. The Juche age is a new historical era when the popular masses have emerged as masters of the world and are shaping their own destiny independently and […]

What Meaning Does the Term ‘Subject’ Contain?

The term ‘subject’ in the Juche idea means a performer and a decisive factor that causes and pushes ahead with the transformation and development of the world and the social progress. Leader Kim Jong Il said that it is important to clarify that the term subject in the Juche idea has a new content, while […]

What is the Ideological and Mental Source of the Juche Idea and its Premise?

The ideological and mental source of the Juche idea is the idea of “Aim High” and its premise is Marxism-Leninism. The ideological and mental source of the Juche idea is the idea of “Aim High” put forward by Kim Hyong Jik, the father of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and an outstanding leader […]

What Demand of the Times Does the Juche Idea Reflect?

The Juche idea emerged as the reflection of the demand of the Juche age, a new era in history that is fundamentally different from all of the preceding ages. President Kim Il Sung said: The present era is the era of independence when the oppressed and humiliated people have emerged as masters of the world […]

What are the Characteristics of the Juche Idea?

The characteristic of the Juche idea that is fundamentally different from all kinds of the preceding ideas, in a word, is that this idea is a man-centered philosophical thought. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said: The Juche idea is a new philosophical thought which centers on man. That the Juche idea is a man-centered philosophical […]

Giving Precedence to Political Work

The ideological remoulding is not for its own sake but to train people into more powerful beings to make the revolution and construction better. It is important not only to remould ideology but also to give precedence to political work, the work to mobilize it. Leader Kim Jong Il said: For a successful implementation of […]

Giving Priority to Ideological Remoulding

The principle of placing the main stress on ideology clarified by the Juche idea has two contents; one is to give priority to ideological remoulding, the other is to give precedence to political work. These two works are to place the main stress on ideology. Giving priority to ideological remoulding is to transform the people […]

The Main Stress Should be Placed on Ideology

The principle of giving priority to ideology is one of the important component parts of the guiding principles of the Juche idea. This principle is the guiding principle of the revolution and construction that enables the people to defend position of masters of the revolution and construction and play due role by enhancing their consciousness. […]

Methods Suitable to the Actual Situation

Leader Kim Jong Il said: The revolutionary movement demands solving all problems in conformity with the changes and development in the reality and the specific conditions of the country. Methods suitable to actual conditions have two contents. One is to solve all problems according to the constantly changing and developing conditions and the other is […]

It is Necessary to Depend on the People

The method of depending on the people is one of the important contents of the principle of applying the creative method in the revolution and construction. This method is the method that enables to solve all problems arising in the revolution and construction by mobilizing the creative strength and wisdom of the people. Why, then, […]

Creative Method Should be Applied

To make the revolution and construction, creative methods should be applied along with independent stand. Creative method is the fundamental method that should be depended in order to play the role of masters whereas the independent stand is the fundamental stand that should be maintained in order to defend rights and fulfill responsibility as masters […]

True Way to Self-defensive Military Power

It is by no means an easy work to build national defense which enables to defend one by oneself. However, we should realize self-reliance in defense in order not to be colonial slaves of imperialism but to lead a dignified life as full-fledged people of the independent sovereign state, though it is difficult. Then, what […]

Strategic Line for Final Victory

11 years have elapsed since leader Kim Jong Il published the immortal classic work “Let Us Thoroughly Carry through the Party’s Line of Economic Construction in the Songun Era”. Kim Jong Il in the work elucidated the orientation and ways to hold fast to in economic construction including the problems on concentrating all efforts on […]