19th December Juche 100 (2011)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK and the Juche Idea Study Group of England issued the following joint statement; We are very shocked to learn of the unexpected and tragic passing of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il , general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army. We never expected this to happen so suddenly. We ASSPUK and JISGE members share the deep grief of the Korean people.
The great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il was the loyal and faithful successor to the great leader generalissimo Kim Il Sung. He was the standard bearer of the Juche revolutionary cause , leading the Workers’ Party of Korea over several decades. He ensured that the WPK became the party of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung defending the monolithic unity of the Workers’ Party of Korea, smashing the attempts of modern revisionists, opportunists ,factionalists and great power chauvinists to defile the revolutionary constancy of Juche. When the imperialist reactionaries and renegades of socialism sneered at socialism , demandig that the DPRK “open up” and “reform” he declared “Expect No Change from Me ”
He defended the purity of the Juche idea . He systematised and enriched the Juche idea . The Juche idea shines out a philosophy for achieving the independence of the popular masses . He developed the Songun idea an embodiment of the Juche idea and sword for defending socialist Korea The many works written by the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il are a priceless treasure of the world socialist movement. As supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army comrade Kim Jong Il led the work of defence upbuilding and continued the cause of Juche-army building pioneered by the great leader President Kim Il Sung. Stressing the importance of the anti-imperialist military front led the DPRK to victory in the DPRK-US confrontation smiting the reactionary US imperialists by carrying out 2 nuclear tests so that the DPRK became a proud independent socialist nuclear power of Juche.
The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il led the struggle to build up the independent national economy . He made sure that the living standards of the Korean people were improved . Under his leadership the many social benefits enjoyed by the Korean people were preserved and further enhanced. He passed away whilst a trip of on the spot guidance, thus he was working for the people right up to the last minute. He had continued working hard at an age when most people retire.
Kim Jong Il, lodestar of national reunification, led the fellow Korean people along the road of independence and great national unity with his resolute will to implement the instructions of the President for national reunification and ushered in the June 15 era of reunification in which the noble idea of “By our nation itself” is materialized.
The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il led the cause of anti-imperialist independence throughout the world. Songun politics was an inspiration to the peoples struggling against imperialism and the Juche idea a powerful compass for defeating imperialism.
We Juche idea and Songun idea followers mourn the loss of a great leader not just of the Korean people but the entire world revolutionary movement. We share the grief of Juche idea followers the world over as well the revolutionary peoples of the world.
We are sure that the Korean people will turn sorrow into strength and courage , uniting behind the general Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the central military commission. May the Korean people under the leadership of general Kim Jong Un march forward along the path of Juche charted by the great leaders comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il . Victory to the Juche revolutionary cause ! The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il is immortal.