This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of the immortal work of Chairman Kim Jong Il, titled, On Some Immediate Tasks Facing the Party’s Ideological Work for Modeling the Whole Society on Kimilsungism.
He reviewed the preceding revolutionary ideologies of the working class by dint of his ideological and theoretical wisdom and conducted energetic activities to provide the guiding principle leading the Korean revolution and the cause of global independence. He exerted his great efforts into scientifically formulating President Kim Il Sung’s revolutionary ideology.
Entering the 1970s, it was presented as a particularly urgent problem for the international communist movement which was suffering ordeals and confusions by the ideological trends of opportunism and revisionism to put forward a correct guiding ideology as demanded by the era of independence.
The revolutionary ideology of the President was already acknowledged as the guiding ideology in the era of independence for its scientific accuracy, correctness and vitality, and it was a trend of the times to learn it after.
Penetrating deep into the reality, Kim Jong Il made public his work on February 19, Juche 63 (1974), in which he formulated the revolutionary ideology of the President as Kimilsungism and clarified in an all-round way its historical position, composition and contents. Since then the progressive people of the world could accelerate the cause of independence, the cause of socialism, with confidence on the basis of correct outlook on the world, revolutionary theories and fighting methods in the era of independence.
Kim Jong Il conducted energetic ideological and theoretical activities in the rapidly changing international situation, upholding the banner of anti-imperialism and independence, thus advancing the socialist movement on the new basis and greatly encouraging the progressive people of the world.
He made public many works, including The Historical Lesson in Building Socialism and the General Line of Our Party, On the Fundamentals of Revolutionary Party Building and Socialism Is a Science, in which he proved the correctness of the cause of socialism and comprehensively systematized and further developed the Juche-oriented theory of socialism.
The revolutionary people of the world waged their struggle guided by Kim Jong Il’s immortal works, highly praising them as “life-giving water that gives them confidence and courage,” “encyclopedias for socialist construction,” “guideline of the present world socialist movement” and “the revolutionary line of the progressive mankind.”
Kim Jong Il initiated the adoption of the Pyongyang Declaration as a common fighting program for defending and advancing the cause of socialism and led energetically its implementation.
Thanks to his leadership, the Pyongyang Declaration, titled, “Let Us Defend and Advance the cause of Socialism,” was adopted in Pyongyang on April 20, Juche 81 (1992), which was highly appreciated as a “new Communist Manifesto” and “the guiding principle defining the line of action for revolutionary parties.” It was signed by some 70 revolutionary parties of the world at that time, and by 289 in April Juche 101 (2012).
Kim Jong Il also led the struggle for reconstructing socialism and advancing the cause of anti-imperialism and independence along the road of victory.
He provided a powerful ideological and theoretical weapon for thwarting the maneuvers of imperialists of “globalization” and “integration” and reliably defending independence of the country and nation. And he saw to it that the non-aligned movement was conducted in accord with its fundamental idea and principle and resolutely opposed the imperialist moves to intervene and stifle the anti-imperialist, independent and revolutionary countries
With the adroit diplomacy and energetic external activities he firmly safeguarded peace and stability in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.
For his undying achievements in accomplishing the cause of independence of mankind Kim Jong Il will always live in the hearts of progressive mankind and enjoy their boundless respect and admiration.