October 10 this year is the significant 69th anniversary of the glorious Workers´ Party of Korea. Greeting the day, the Korean army and people warmly recall the immortal exploits of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who strengthened and developed the WPK into a powerful and invincible revolutionary party and dignified party.
Setting out on the road of revolution in his early years, the great Kim Il Sung provided a deep and strong root for party foundation during the anti-Japanese war and right after national liberation, accomplished the historic cause of party founding.
Professor and Doctor Song Tong Won, Director of the Institute of Revolutionary History of Kim Il Sung under the Academy of Social Sciences, says:
Walking the rigorous untrodden path, Kim Il Sung founded the WPK on October 10, Juche 34 or 1945. For scores of years since then he registered only victory and glory on the sacred red flag. His revolutionary exploits are the greatest of the exploits unprecedented in history. His revolutionary exploits are shining in the history of the country forever, as he victoriously led the Fatherland Liberation War, postwar reconstruction, two stages of social revolution and socialist construction.
Remembering those days, Kim Il Sung said:
“At that time we faced many difficulties in building a prospering independent sovereign state. We had to devote our blood and sweat to overcome the difficulties. The anti-Japanese war was an untrodden path and so was the building of a new country.”
His revolutionary history was run through with independence.
In the spring of Juche 44 or 1955 Kim Il Sung visited a country. During his talk with leaders of that country, he informed them of the success of the postwar reconstruction in our country and said he was going to make public theses on the character and tasks of the Korean revolution. They suggested to him that he share opinions with them concerning the theses he would make public. According to their suggestion, he met some figures who were regarded as “theoreticians” of the party of that country.
They slandered the plan of Korea to carry out the tasks at the stage of socialist revolution, saying; Developed socialist countries had not yet completed the cooperativization. How could Korea do it first under the condition that everything was reduced to debris? Their intention was clear. They meant that theses could be presented only by the party of a big country which started the socialist revolution first, not by the party of such a country as Korea which has just started it. Refuting their insistences on preceding theories and existing experiences one by one, Kim Il Sung logically explained the validity of our party policy based on the demand of our people and specific reality of our country.
Afterwards he met officials and stressed:
There are some people slandering our plan to present theses but we cannot give it up. We should not listen to foreigners but to our people and integrate their opinions and map out lines and policies.
Stemming from such firm independent stand, he completed the theses on the socialist revolution in our country.
He made public “Every Effort for the Country´s Reunification and Independence and for Socialist Construction in the Northern Half of the Republic”, theses on the character and tasks of the Korean revolution, at the plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the WPK in April Juche 44 or 1955.
With the faith in independence maintained by Kim Il Sung in the revolution and construction, the WPK could overcome all the tempest of history and build a country dignified with independence, prospering with self-support and powerful with self-defense on this land. The history of the WPK dignified with independence was firmly carried on through generations and decades.
The great Kim Jong Il advanced the slogan “Let us live our own way!” long ago and carried on the independent politics enforced by Kim Il Sung. Living our own way means thinking and acting with our senses as demanded by the Juche idea and solving everything with our own efforts in the interests of our revolution and people.
The great Kim Jong Il said:
We cannot abandon our superior own way and live other´s way by pressure from others. We should consistently live our own way. We should enforce politics, develop the economy and culture and strengthen the defense capabilities in our own way.
Invariable was the faith of Kim Jong Il to accomplish the revolution to the end under the banner of the Juche idea whatever wind blew and whatever adversity came.
Professor and Doctor Ri Jong Ik, Section Chief of the Institute of Revolutionary History of Kim Il Sung under the Academy of Social Sciences, says:
Tens of-year-long history of the party leadership by the great Kim Jong Il is woven with his unbreakable faith and will with which he tided over the adversity holding higher the banner of Juche, the banner of independence, whenever the revolution was faced with severe difficulties.
Kim Jong Il resolutely declared that we would firmly defend the socialist cause chosen by ourselves and advance only along the road no matter how vicious the moves of the imperialists and reactionaries against socialism might be and whatever the foreigners might do. The history and reality confirmed the truth that the independent politics enforced by him is the politics of victory, the greatest politics, which defends and glorifies the dignity of our country and firmly guarantees the destiny and future of the people.
Respected Kim Jong Un adds eternal lustre to the immortal exploits of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who devoted their all to building, strengthening and developing the WPK.
The WPK is precisely President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il. So our people have worshiped and followed the party more than anything else experiencing all the tempest in the difficult decades of the revolution. The noble feeling of our people towards the WPK is a valuable treasure that cannot be bartered for anything. We should hold high the flag of the WPK as the colors of the revolution.
Thanks to respected Marshal Kim Jong Un holding high the party flag of Juche in the van of the Korean revolution, Korea will, in the future, too, vigorously advance along the road of independence, the road of Songun, and always demonstrate victory and glory. Invincible is the cause of the WPK dignified with independence.