True way for carving out the destiny of the nation
A decade has
passed since the leader Kim Jong Il
published the work, On Preserving the Juche character and National Character of the Revolution
and Construction, on
In his work, the leader explained: Maintaining the Juche character means the popular masses shape the destiny of the their own destiny independently and creatively by being the aster of their destiny. Sustaining the national character means preserving and developing the good qualities of the nation and embodying them in all spheres of social life.
Adherence to the Juche character and national character is a principled requirement for carrying out the people¡¯s cause of independence in keeping with its own nature and its past and present conditions.
A country and nation is a community of people as well as a basic unit in which they shape their destiny. The masses¡¯ destiny is inseparably linked with the destiny of their country and nation. Since the popular masses live and shape their destiny within a nation-state as a unit, it is impossible to realize the masses¡¯ independence unless the independence of their country and nation is ensured. As each nation has peculiar cultural traditions that have been formed and consolidated down through history, it is impossible to meet the masses¡¯ desire for independence and their interests to the full if their national character is ignored.
Preserving the Juche character and national character and ensuring the independent development of the country and nation are an essential requirement for strengthening international unity and solidarity and contributing truly to the development of the independent cause of mankind. When the Juche character and national character are suppressed, and when the independence of countries is trampled upon, inequality and discord occur among countries, and unity and cooperation become impossible. It is clearly shown by the disputes and conflicts occurring in some countries and regions of the world.
Loving one¡¯s country and nation is a perquisite for maintaining the Juche character and national character.
Without a country and nation, nobody can live and shape his destiny. Those who want to shape their own destiny truly must consider the country and nation as the base of their lives and love them ardently; they must find the worth and value of their lives in devoting their all to the independence and prosperity of the country and nation.
Carrying out everything in one¡¯s own style on the principle of national independence, is the fundamental requirement for preserving the Juche character and national character.
It is the right to independence which nobody is allowed to infringe upon to deal with the problems arising in shaping the destiny of one¡¯s country and nation according to one¡¯s own decision. The failure to assert one¡¯s own opinion and faith, when under the pressure of foreign forces, leads to subordination and national ruin. This is proved by the catastrophic fate of the countries which followed the intentions of the imperialists and dominationists and lived consulting their pleasure. In developing the society and economy, it is always necessary to find out and rely on one¡¯s own way and methods and to apply one¡¯s own national style in all spheres of government and social life, not expecting anything from the ¡°prescription¡± of others.
One¡¯s own strong political force as well as the economic and military forces must be fully prepared by achieving national unity based on the unanimous desire and common interests of the nation.
In preserving the Juche character and national charter it is very important to enhance national pride and self-confidence among the people.
National pride and self-confidence are the manifestation of love for the nation and the spirit of national independence, and they are formed when the good qualities of one¡¯s nation are understood. In addition to preserving the national heritage handed down through history with a correct view, new fine national traits must be continuously cultivated. Only then the nation¡¯s fine traits can bloom and develop further and national pride and self-confidence be enhanced.
The struggle to preserve the Juche character and national character is inseparable from the one against imperialism and dominationism.
Aggression and plunder are the real nature of imperialism. No matter how the situation may change, the dominationist ambition of the imperialist will not change.
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