Is there no limit to human self delusion and twisted thinking?
“Juche” is the self reliance form of Marxism-Leninism followed by North Korea.
Check out this statement from the;
Asian Regional Juche Seminar on “Economic Development, Social Justice and Democracy”
New Delhi Declaration April 8, 2006
The Juche philosophy is universal. It is relevant to every nation and every man irrespective of caste, creed or race; the reason being that it is man-centred. It treats man as the centre of everything. It clearly says that man is not a straw being carried away in any direction by the strength of current, on the other hand with his will and determination he can even change the direction of the current or else adjust it to serve his own purpose. President Kim Il Sung, the founder of this thought, also states this fact when he says:
“The Juche idea is a world outlook that centers on man and places man in the center of all thinking and makes everything serve him. It is a revolutionary theory designed to achieve the Independence of the working masses”.
The strength of the Juche philosophy can be fully comprehended if we cast a look at the following remark made by a statesman of Panama. He says:
“Archimedes, a physicist of ancient Greece, said that he would lift the earth if he had been given only a lever and a fulcrum. Today President Kim Il Sung has given us the lever and the fulcrum. The Juche idea is the lever and the masses of the people are the fulcrum”.
The Juche philosophy in short, is an instrument to empower the masses or the common people or the common man. It grants him independence, awareness, equality, dignity, self-reliance and fellow feeling–all the ingredients of a true democrat. Believing in the impeccable and lofty ideals of such an ennobling and sublime philosophy in a spirit of dedication the delegates decided unanimously to propagate, disseminate, and spread it.
The participants/delegates also could see clearly through the nefarious designs of imperialists, who in the name of democracy and globalization are trying to spread their dangerous tentacles to throttle the peace-loving independent countries that refuse to fall in line with them.
The slogan of world peace is a ruse and a cover to enslave or exploit other countries. Another great cunning slogan is ‘Democracy’. The truth of the matter is, that in the name of democracy they not only deny equality and freedom to their own people – (because in their own land the rich, the powerful and the haves exploit openly and unabashedly the poor) but invade other countries.
It is the case of “Devil preaching the scripture”. There is a perceptible hiatus between what they say and what they do. Understandably, they cannot tolerate the people, the nation where the true “Democracy” prevails where the dignity of individual is honoured, where the man is at the center of everything, where the man is charged to shape his own destiny.
Globalization is the other cunning ploy to economically enslave other nations. In the name of free trade every attempt is made to capture foreign markets and suck away their wealth. Be it said to the sagacity, wisdom and farsightedness of the DPRK that they have not fallen a prey to these designs of the USA.
The DPRK fully realizing that this resistance would invite the wrath of the imperialist powers took to Songun Politics initiated by General Secretary Kim Jong Il who has further strengthened and enriched the Juche Idea. Knowing fully well that ‘force can only be met by force’, General Secretary Kim Jong Il, through this army-centred-Politics or policy gave extra edge to the army.
Army-centred-Politics means Army is given priority, but we should fully understand the subtle difference between this army and the armies of other imperialist nations. It is peoples’ army and therefore it is also man-centred. “The people are army” and “army are the people”.
And this all is done to maintain peace because the aggressor however powerful he might be would not dare attack an equally and well prepared opponent. It may also be mentioned that when we talk of negotiations or talks of peace-treaties, the common diplomatic sense tells us that, if it is done on equal footing, then along the purpose is served. In that case we give some ‘room’ and in return also have some ‘room’.
But on the other hand if it is held between two unequal powers, then the more powerful will only ‘take’ and not ‘give’. He will only dictate. And therefore to maintain this balance Songun Politics has played and is playing a signification role.
It is accepted by thinkers and seers that the 21st Century belongs to Asia and rightly too. But to achieve this, and to thwart the nefarious designs of the imperialist powers the crying need for Asian countries is to unite. It is time to co-operate with one another and have a united front. We declare that we will work in this direction.
We the Juche Study Groups, Societies associated with the Asian Regional Institute of the Juche Idea (ARIJI) working in Asian countries also declare that we will study it still in greater depth and do research work so as to understand this philosophy and make use of it according to the circumstances prevailing in each country.
We also appreciate with one voice the excellent efforts made by the ARIJI in holding this seminar and thus providing an open platform to delegates of different Asian countries to contribute to discussions and proceedings and to partake of the wisdom and seminal information which flowed from the podium.
In the end we reaffirm our full faith in the Juche Philosophy and Songun Politics and express our solidarity with General Secretary Kim Jong Il and other Korean people and believe that the reunification of Korea will soon be a reality.
New Zeal Note the paragraph on “Songun Politics”. Keep in mind the constant threats used by North Korea to extract concessions from the US and other Western powers.