Kim Jong Il, Eternal General Secretary of the WPK.
15thAnniversary of the Election of Kim Jong Il as the
General Secretary of the WPK
October 8 marks the 15th anniversary of the election of Kim Jong Il as the general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
The US-led imperialist forces were intensifying more than ever before their political and military pressure, economic sanctions and blockade against socialist Korea, with a view to completely stamping out the existence of socialism on the globe after the collapse of socialism in the Eastern European countries in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. The Korean people suffered the greatest national loss on July 8, 1994, the death of President Kim Il Sung who had led the country over a half century. To make things worse, they encountered the worst economic difficulties and shortage of food caused by natural calamities which hit the country for several consecutive years. The DPRK had to launch a severe struggle to defend socialism.
Given the situation, Kim Jong Il unfolded the blueprint for the bright future for the Korean people; a plan for building a great, prosperous and powerful socialist country whose national power is strong, and where everything prospers and the people live with nothing to envy in the world. The successful launch in August 1998 of the artificial satellite, Kwangmyongsong-1, which was made entirely by its own efforts, was the solemn declaration which heralded the start of the building of a thriving nation.
In order to crush the aggressive maneuvers of the imperialists by strengthening the politico-ideological might and military strength of the country, he formulated Songun politics as the basic political mode of socialism, and thoroughly applied it through his continuous field inspections of army units.
The WPK adopted measures to establish the atmosphere of attaching importance to military affairs throughout society and emulate the revolutionary soldier spirit.
The Korean people responded to his Songun politics with all their heart. The army broke through the economic difficulties standing in the van and the civilians supported the army more sincerely in the course of which the traditional single-hearted unity of the Korean society has reached a new, higher plane. The overall national power of the country has been strengthened remarkably, with the result that it came to possess a powerful nuclear deterrent.
The WPK’s policies of developing the economy of the country at the earliest possible date have been realized brilliantly one by one.
True to Kim Jong Il’s aphorism of keeping their feet firmly planted on their land and looking out over the world and the WPK’s idea of pushing back the frontiers of science and technology, the Korean people secured the supremacy in the CNC technology and are achieving marvelous successes in such domains as the nuclear, space, and bioengineering technologies and etc.
The Fourth Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea convened in April 2012 decided to hold leader Kim Jong Il in high esteem as eternal general secretary of the WPK.
The decision to have Kim Jong Il, the genius of ideas and theories and ever-victorious brilliant Songun commander produced by mankind, at the top post of the WPK for all ages and fully preserve and glorify his leadership exploits represents the eternal happiness of party members, service personnel and all other people and a great event of the sun’s nation.
The Conference elected the dear respected Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the WPK and people of the DPRK, as first secretary of the WPK, true to the behest of leader Kim Jong Il.
His election as first secretary of the WPK is an expression of absolute support for and trust in the supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army by all party members, servicepersons and other people.
When the decisions were made public the whole country was instantly thrown into a festive mood, and everyone came out to dance and cheer.
The WPK which shines with the ever-lasting august names of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il will lead to one victory after another the army and people of the DPRK advancing under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, symbol of the might of Songun Korea and a banner for all victories and glory, and demonstrate the might of a powerful Paektusan nation before the whole world for all ages.