Songun and Unity
article by ASSPUK and JISGE on occasion of 51st anniversary
of Songun revolutionary leadership
On the 25th of August it will be 51 years since the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il gave on-the spot guidance to the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army. This tank division was the tank divsion that liberated Seoul(thus earning the title of Guards division) in the Fatherland Liberation War, smashing the walls of division and liberating the oppressed people of south Korea. Their tanks were first to rush into Seoul. A shining example in the history of revolutionary wars. It can be said that the Seoul Ryu Su 105 tank division was steeled in the flames of anti-imperialist war and class struggle. Also that it is a vanguard unit on the anti-imperialist military front. Therefore visiting the unit took on a profound and special significance. This on-the spot guidance marked the start of the Songun revolutionary leadership of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il.
The five decades of Songun revolutionary leadership have produced great results and vast achievements. Of course the main one is the DPRK, a socialist state of Juche has been able to maintain solidly its independence and defy all imperialist attempts to encroach on its sovereignty. It has proudly held high the banner of socialism despite the frustration of socialism in a number of countries, it has rejected so called "reform" and "opening up" which are just a trick to destroy socialism from within.
Another durable achievement and one that effectively underpins everything is army-people unity. In the DPRK the people and army are united. The KPA is deeply respected by the people. This is a contrast to the imperialist countries. In imperialist countries soldiers are viewed with suspicion because of their role in imperialist wars and in oppressing the people or even contemptuously viewed as "thick squaddies" -people of low intelligence unable to do any other job. However in the DPRK service in the army is a matter of honour and every youth wants to join the army. The army is respected by the people and seen as their army , the army of the people.
The DPRK has established firm traditions of army-people unity. Their origins lay in the anti-Japanese armed struggle and the Fatherland Liberation War. During the anti-Japanese armed struggle the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung always emphasised that just as a fish could not live outside water the guerrillas could not live without the people. During the Fatherland Liberation war the KPA and Korean established firm bonds of fraternity. The army-people unity displayed in the Fatherland Liberation War was an important factor propelling the victory of the Korean people against the US imperialists.
Starting his Songun revolutionary leadership in 1960 the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il did everything to solidify and enhance the firm tradition of army-people unity declaring that the People's Army is the main pillar of the revolution, the core of society. Admirable traits of the people assisting the army and the army assisting the people have come into full bloom . The KPA participates vigorously in the work of economic construction and improving the people's living standards. Several "army-people" power stations have been built such as the Anbyon Power station. People feel that it is that duty to assist and help the army.
If the US imperialists attack Korea then the people and army will become one, an indestructible force under the command of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il which will wipe out the imperialists to the last soldier.
The DPRK is marching ahead under the Songun revolutionary leadership of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il in the spirit of Songun-based army-people unity. Indeed the DPRK is the most united society in the world ,this year many countries have been shaken by upheavals and disturbances owing to internal con traditions but the DPRK is united and racing towards the goal of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation under the Songun revolutionary leadership.