Workers’ Party of Korea and Juche Idea

Kim Il Sung

President Kim Il Sung who embarked on the road of revolution for Korea’s liberation in his early years created the Juche idea in the course of going among the popular masses and leading the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle in reliance upon them.

One of the starting points of the Juche idea is that the revolution in a country can emerge victorious only when it is carried out on one’s own responsibility and on the strength of its people and that all problems arising in the revolution should be solved in an independent and creative way.

The President founded and developed the Workers’ Party of Korea guided by the Juche idea while enriching its principles through the revolutionary practice and organizing the struggle to embody it. On the basis of the Juche idea the WPK carries on the Party building and activities, and organizes the revolution and construction. The strengthening of the WPK and the victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche are inconceivable apart from the work to develop the idea in a deep-going way.

Out of the urgent demands of the developing era in the early 1980s, General Kim Jong Il comprehensively systematized into an integral whole the Juche idea, founded and developed by President Kim Il Sung.

He clarified the structure of the Juche idea as its philosophical and socio-historical principles and guiding principles for embodying it in the revolution and construction, with the result that the fundamental characteristics of the Juche idea distinctive from Marxism-Leninism were delineated, proving that it is a scientific and revolutionary guiding ideology for the revolution and construction.

He also explained the fact that the Juche idea raised the fundamental problem of philosophy by regarding man as the main factor and elucidated the philosophical principles that man is the master of everything and decides everything, and thus established the most correct outlook on the world in the present times which enables people to transform the world and shape their destiny independently, creatively and consciously, with a high degree of awareness that they are the masters of the world and of their own destiny.

He systematized in an all-round way the socio-historical principles of the Juche idea and the contents peculiar to the socio-historical outlook of Juche.

Proceeding from the principle that the working masses are the subject of social history, the socio-historical outlook of Juche specifies the following principles and their contents: Human history is the history of the people’s struggle for independence; the socio-historical movement is a creative movement of the masses of the people; the people’s consciousness of independence plays the decisive role in the revolutionary struggle. These socio-historical principles gave fresh answers to the essence, character and motive force of the socio-historical movement.

e-60-1Kim Jong Il clearly defined the guiding principles of the Juche idea, including those on maintaining the independent stand, applying the creative method and placing the main stress on ideology, and systematized their contents in all respects, thus giving perfect solutions to the important requirements and ways arising in applying the Juche idea in the revolution and construction.

Indeed, the Juche idea, the most scientific and revolutionary ideology, serves as a powerful ideological and theoretical weapon which makes it possible to successfully solve all the theoretical and practical problems arising in the revolutionary practice in the present times.

As it has thoroughly established Juche orientation in all fields of Party building and activities with the Juche idea as its guideline, the WPK has been able to develop into a Juche-oriented revolutionary party and demonstrate its high dignity and prestige as an invincible revolutionary party which established a monolithic ideological system in the whole Party, a powerful party which achieved the solidest unity and cohesion, a steel-like party with strong sense of organization and discipline and an invincible party which is closely linked with the popular masses.