ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF STANCE ON REFORM
AND OPENING UP OF NORTH KOREA
London 17th August Juche 100 (2011)
The ASSPUK and JISGE today issued a joint statement in support of the DPRK stance on
"reform " and "opening up" as expressed in the editorial of "Rodong Sinmun " the daily newspaper of the Workers' Party of Korea in an article entitled "Imperialists urged to roll -back their hostile policies towards the DPRK " on the 9th of August .
The editorial makes it plain the DPRK 's stance towards 'reform' and 'opening' . It does not need to 'reform' and 'open up'. It is totally absurd to speak about 'reform ' and 'opening up'.
"Reform " and "opening up" have been a disaster where they have been applied. The Soviet Union and the eastern European socialist countries adopted "reform" and "opening up" in the 1960s and renewed the policy in the 1980s causing the collapse of socialism in those countries. As a result the people of these countries have suffered unemployment , poverty and conflict. The capitalism system throughout the world is in deep crisis and conflict and disorder prevail.
To talk about "reform" and "opening up" is a grave infringement of the sovereignty of the DPRK. It is a despicable trick to destroy the Juche-based people-orientated socialist system.
Thus we Juche idea and Songun idea followers strongly support the stance of the DPRK .