Comrades and friends
today we are marking very significant anniversaries; the 17th anniversary of the election of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea , the 69th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea and the 88th anniversary of the foundation of the Down-With Imperialism Union . All these anniversaries fall in October and are dialectically linked to each other.
The decision to unanimously elect the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL as the general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, on the 8th of October 1997, reflected the deep respect, support and trust of the WPK members and entire Korean people for the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL who had led the party for many years after starting work at the Central Committee of the WPK in 1964. The great leader comrade KIM JONG IL was the successor to the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG who carried forward the Juche revolutionary cause and cause of Juche party building.
As the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN pointed out;
"The most important guarantee for victory in the revolution is to strengthen the party, the General Staff of the revolution, and solidify the driving force of the revolution by uniting the service personnel and people around it."
The great leader comrade KIM JONG IL as general secretary of the WPK was always amongst the KPA soldiers and people uniting them around the Party the supreme general staff of the revolution.
The WPK under the leadership of the great comrade KIM JONG IL pushed forward with the Songun revolution with the Korean People's Army as the core force of the revolution. Whilst leading the WPK he developed Songun politics in depth .
The WPK under comrade KIM JONG IL's leadership always enhanced its leadership over the revolution thus smashing the anti-socialist machinations of the imperialists,renegades and opportunists.
During the tenure of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL as the general secretary of the WPK big strides were made in developing the economy and improving living standards as well as in the work of defence up-building .
The achievements of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL as general secretary of the WPK are immortal . The 4th Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea took a decision to elect great generalissimo KIM JONG IL as the
eternal general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea. As the dear respected
leader Marshal KIM JONG UN said
"Our Party, with him as its eternal General Secretary, can carry the revolutionary cause of Juche and the revolutionary cause of Songun to brilliant completion with a solid organizational and ideological guarantee for leading the revolution and construction to victory"
The exploits of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL as general secretary of the WPK will live down the generations . The cause of Juche-party building is wisely continued by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN who follows in the footsteps of the great leaders comrades KIM IL SUNG and KIM JONG IL.
The Workers' Party of Korea founded 69 years ago on the 10th of October by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG with its roots firmly in the revolutionary traditions of the Down With Imperialism Union has led more than six decades of successful socialist construction . The Workers' Party of Korea is the organiser and guide of the Korean people and the general staff of the Korean revolution . The Korean people under the banner of the red flag of the WPK built an advanced socialist system. Korea was transformed from being once a colony into a powerful socialist country of Juche , a country that is independent, self- sufficient and self- reliant in defence. Korea which had once not been able to make even the simplest weapons for itself became a socialist nuclear power with long-range rockets under the Songun revolutionary leadership of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL and the WPK.
The WPK is the mother party that takes care of the lives of the people. Free education and free health care were introduced, long ago, indeed the free health system was introduced in the flames of war in 1953. Korean people receive great social benefits such as free housing and taxation was abolished in 1974. Now under the leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN the WPK is pushing forward all manner of projects to improve living standards such as Changjon street , the Ryugyong Heath complex, the Masikryong Ski resort and many others . Thus the DPRK is becoming a people's paradise the envy of the world people and the model that the world revolutionary people dream of.
The WPK under the guidance of the great leaders comrades KIM IL SUNG, KIM JONG IL and KIM JONG UN has united the people solidly around itself, achieved single-hearted and single-minded unity the like of which is not seen anywhere else in the world. The WPK has achieved total oneness of ideology , a unique feat in the international communist movement. The leader , party , army and people form an integral harmonious whole . No other country in the world knows such unity and amity . This is due to the outstanding leadership of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG and his Juche-orientated theories on party building. This has splendidly carried forward by the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL who has built up the WPK as the party of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. Now the dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN has ensured that the WPK is and will always be the party of the great leader President Kim Il Sung and general KIM JONG IL.
The Workers' Party of Korea has staunchly fought against modern revisionism , opportunism , flunkeyism ,dogmatism and factionalism . It has upheld the red flag of socialism opposing the attempts of the modern revisionists, renegades and imperialists to stifle socialism. Under the leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN the WPK smashed the attempt of the counter-revolutionary factional clique to destroy the party in December 2013. Now the WPK is waging a revolutionary ideological offensive. As the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN pointed out
" The most powerful weapon for a party that wages a revolution shouldering people's destiny is ideology, and it is its one and only weapon. Without ideology, a party cannot be founded nor can it exist, and its work and revolutionary struggle are inconceivable separated from ideological work. The bloodline of the revolution is defended and the revolution advances on the strength of ideology."
The WPK has maintained revolutionary and class principles such as the line of anti-imperialist, anti US struggle when others compromised and kowtowed to US imperialism and still do. Under the banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism the WPK is not only the leading force of the Korean people but a shock brigade of the world revolution.
The Workers' Party of Korea has as its bedrock the Down With Imperialism Union formed by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG on the 17th of October 1926 . 1926 was a year of great revolutionary tempest as in Britain the general strike took place , all over the world there was an upsurge in the revolutionary movement.
The Down With Imperialism Union was founded on the basis of revolutionary youth and students . The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG had prepared the ground for the formation of the DIU by leading many struggles amongst the youth and students including a strike of school students against reactionary teachers. These struggles fostered core elements of the revolution. It was not formed from the factionalists who indulged in empty talk and who were divorced from the popular masses as they were drawn from the middle class , bourgeoisie and ruined aristocracy. The DIU fought for the revolution on the basis of independence. The idea and lines of the Down-Imperialism Union were brilliantly implemented and carried forward by the Workers' Party of Korea founded by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG and developed the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL.
Today under the Songun revolutionary leadership of the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN the WPK is rushing forward under the unfurled red banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism to the bright future of a thriving socialist country and reunification. Victory and glory to the Workers' Party of Korea led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN !
LONG LIVE THE WORKERS' PARTY OF KOREA!
LONG LIVE DEAR RESPECTED MARSHAL KIM JONG UN!