The tension and the danger of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula are the direct products of the United States’ Korean policy and Asian strategy.
The aim of the United States with regard to Korea is to maintain its domination over south Korea as its colony by keeping Korea divided for ever through the creation of “two Koreas” and, with south Korea as its stepping-stone, to invade the northern half of Korea, the socialist countries in Asia and, further, the whole of the Asian continent.
In order to achieve their aggressive aims the US imperialists are strengthening their aggressive armed forces, including nuclear weapons, on a large scale in south Korea and making frantic efforts to provoke another war. As you well know, the United States has introduced into the small land of south Korea a vast number of nuclear weapons, a number four times greater than it has in the NATO area in terms of density of nuclear deployment. Not satisfied with this, the United States is going to ship more new types of nuclear and chemical weapons into south Korea in the future and build scores of special nuclear armouries there. The US imperialists are growing more enthusiastic about their manoeuvres to provoke a nuclear war from south Korea.
Because of this, not a day passes without the rumble of gunfire and the air is thick with fumes of gunpowder in south Korea.
So long as the United States’ Korean policy and Asian strategy remain unchanged and so long as US troops are stationed in south Korea, resorting to manoeuvres for aggression, it is
impossible to guarantee lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and settle the question of the reunification of our country. If we are to ease the tension and guarantee peace on the Korean peninsula and settle Korea’s reunification question in a peaceful
way, we must get all the nuclear arms and the US troops withdrawn from south Korea
– Kim Il–sung, Preventing War And Preserving Peace Are The Burning Tasks Of Mankind:
Speech at a Banquet Given in Honour of the Participants in the Pyongyang International Conference for Denuclearization and Peace on the Korean Peninsula, September 6, 1986.
QUESTION: The armed revolution in our
Arab fatherland is aimed at putting an end to the concessions of
imperialism in this area and to the existence of Israel, a military
base of U.S. imperialism.
What support and encouragement could you, who waged a similar
struggle and gained a wealth of experience in the armed
struggle of the people against imperialist aggression, give to the
revolution of the Arab people?
The Arab people are vigorously fighting in arms against U.S. imperialism
and the Israeli aggressors. It is quite natural that the gallant Arab
people resist the armed aggressors with arms. As long as the
imperialists plunder and oppress the people by violence, the oppressed
peoples can win freedom and independence and regain their deprived
rights only when they fight with arms in their hands against the
aggressors. This is a plain truth of the anti-imperialist liberation struggle proved by history.
The armed struggle of the Arab people against U.S. imperialism and
the Israeli aggressors is a just struggle to defend national
independence and dignity, restore the occupied Arab territories and
accomplish the cause of liberation of the Palestinian people. This
revolutionary struggle of the Arab people enlists the active support and
encouragement of the progressive peoples the world over.
Our people’s solidarity with and support and encouragement to the Arab
people’s revolutionary struggle are constant. The Korean people will
continue to resolutely support the valiant struggle of the Palestinian
people for liberating their fatherland and the struggle of the entire
Arab people against Zionism and imperialist aggression and will always
remain a close comrade-in-arms of the Arab people in the struggle
against the common enemy. Our people will render active support and
encouragement to the righteous struggle of the Arab people at all times.
Availing myself of this opportunity, I sincerely wish the Arab people
greater successes in their just struggle against U.S. imperialism and
the Israeli aggressors.
– Kim Il–sung, Answers to the Questions Raised by the Iraqi Journalists’ Delegation,
Zionism is a form of racism and colonialism. The aggressive, expansionist policy of the Israeli Zionists is the main factor obstructing the triumphant advance of the cause of national liberation in the Middle East. Without thwarting Israel’s aggressive schemes it would be impossible for the Middle-East countries to achieve their independence, territorial integrity and progress nor would it be possible to guarantee lasting world peace and security.
The non-aligned countries must strongly denounce the criminal acts perpetrated by the Israeli Zionists in their opposition to the Arab people and in their efforts to destroy the liberation cause of the Palestinian people. They must continue to extend active support and solidarity to the Palestinian and Arab peoples in their just cause. They should regard the struggle of the Palestinian and other Arab people as their common cause and take strong joint action to reject Israel in the fields of diplomacy, economy, military affairs, culture and marine and air transport in accordance with the decision of the 7th Summit Conference of Non-aligned Nations.
The just cause of the Palestinian and other Arab people for the restoration of land lost to them and of all the legitimate rights of Palestine, including the establishment of an independent country, must be accomplished. The Israeli Zionists must abandon their policy of expansion and annexation and withdraw from all the occupied Arab land immediately.
The United States must stop giving the Israeli Zionists political and diplomatic support and military and economic aid, take their hands off the Middle East and discard their ambition for dominating this region.
Kim Il Sung did not attend the CPSU Twentieth Congress, and the Korean Workers’ Party was represented by a delegation led by Choe Yong-gon, Kim’s old guerrilla comrade. This put Kim in good company, as Mao Zedong and Ho Chi Minh also missed the Congress.
In March, Choe reported his visit to the KWP Central Committee. Very little of Choe’s speech, or of the other speeches at the Central Committee session (including that by Kim Il Sung) was reported in the North Korean media. Shortly thereafter some articles critical of the “cult of personality” appeared in Rodong Sinmun and elsewhere, but only in the form of translations from the Soviet and Chinese press.
Stalin was never criticized by name. Indeed, Stalin probably maintained a more favourable image in North Korea than in any other country in the world, not least in the writings of Kim Il Sung. As late as 1998, in the eighth volume of Kim’s posthumous “autobiography,” Kim attributes the successful development of the Soviet Union into a great power to the wise leadership of Stalin, “faithful comrade and disciple of Lenin.”
Unfortunately, Kim recounted, “Things began to go astray after Khrushchev came to power. Modern revisionism appeared in the Soviet Party, and the Soviet people began to suffer from ideological maladies. …[Khrushchev] forgot the care with which his leaders had brought him up, he vilified Stalin on the excuse of the personality cult.”
Kim Il Sung would tolerate neither “revisionism” nor any other “ideological malady” in his own rule and would remain a faithful follower of his mentor Stalin throughout the turmoil of de-Stalinisation.
“The point is that Marxism and anarchism are built up on entirely different principles, in spite of the fact that both come into the arena of the struggle under the flag of socialism. The cornerstone of anarchism is the individual, whose emancipation, according to its tenets, is the principal condition for the emancipation of the masses, the collective body. According to the tenets of anarchism, the emancipation of the masses is impossible until the individual is emancipated. Accordingly, its slogan is: “Everything for the individual.” The cornerstone of Marxism, however, is the masses, whose emancipation, according to its tenets, is the principal condition for the emancipation of the individual. That is to say, according to the tenets of Marxism, the emancipation of the individual is impossible until the masses are emancipated. Accordingly, its slogan is: “Everything for the masses.””
— Joseph Stalin (via communistjihad)