Great man and assets
The other day
a western personage visited the Democratic People¡¯s
along the path through a garden with spring flowers in full bloom, he was
listening attentively to the succinct explanation of the President on problems
arising in the
Then he abruptly asked if the President could give a hint how much assets leader Kim Jong Il had.
As it was the first time to face such a question, the President looked surprised without a word for a while.
Then he answered that Kim Jong Il had so much assets to surprise the billionaires of the West.
personage nodded his approval, saying that Kim
Jong Il must have great assets, for he squarely challenged the tough policy
Kim Il Sung, giving a hearty laugh,
said, ¡°There is no need to keep them in
foreign banks as we have many banks in
Having got an
eye-opening ¡°information¡±, he went right to
Several days after his visit to the exhibition, he met the President again.
He said to
the President with excitement about his feelings that he had seen with his own
eyes and come to know what he wanted to at
Saying that the expression ¡°No. 1 rich man in the world¡± was very interesting, the President said as follows: ¡°Though the westerners evaluate the assets in terms of money, we reckon it by the idea and personality and love to win comrades and the popular masses. Kim Jong Il¡¯s treasure house has everything-the contemporary idea, the art of governance and courage, versatile talents and intelligence, many comrades gained by his love and obligation, thus winning respect from the people. I think these are the wealth of Kim Jong Il, and I agree with your expression of the ¡®No.1 rich man¡¯¡±.
After a while, he continued to say in the following vein:
Though Kim Jong Il is the ¡°No. 1 rich man in the world¡±, he has no personal wealth. All his wealth are dedicated to the people, and his treasure house is the one of the country. Whenever he receives gifts from foreigners including the Presidents and party heads of other countries, he sends them all to the International Friendship Exhibition, saying that they belong to the people.
Saying so, Kim Il Sung wore a smile of satisfaction on his face over the fact that he had Kim Jong Il as his successor, who was devoting to the country and the people all his wealth accumulated by dint of his worldwide authority and outstanding exploits.