What a leader should be and how Kim Il Sung embodied that principle

President Trump is a very charismatic figure, he’s a person that I think people are drawn to because of the way he presents himself and the way he’s able to talk to regular people on their level and about the issues they find to be important. If he wasn’t the head of a party dominated by capitalist interests I think I’d feel for him a bit more, and when I forget that he’s now in charge of the U.S war machine I really want to like him, his confidence really draws you to his side. Maybe that’s why a lot of people who are socially awkward feel so strongly towards him, they wish they had his confidence.

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea their first president Kim Il Sung is regarded as the father of their country, he is looked up to by the people there as their idea of what a leader should be. His son Kim Jong Il wrote an article called The Worker’s Party of Korea is the Party of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, and in it he talked about some of the qualities of Kim Il Sung, I’d like to show you how they view their leader in the DPRK, and maybe contrast their leadership principle with the leadership principle some wish to ascribe with President Trump.



“Under Comrade Kim Il Sung’s wise leadership, the Worker’s Party of Korea was established as a working class party of a new type and developed in the flames of struggle for half a century into a trained and seasoned veteran revolutionary party, an unconquerable party enjoyed the unqualified support and trust of the people.”

“The Worker’s Party of Korea is a glorious party, which under the leadership of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung has paved a new road of building a revolutionary party in the age of independence.”

“Comrade Kim Il Sung made strenuous efforts from the early years of his revolutionary activity to found the party that would lead our revolution. With an unshakeable belief that the popular masses are the motive force of the revolution, he waged the revolutionary struggle of organizing these masses.”

“He also did the work of founding the Party, beginning with the laying of its basis in the grassroots, by going to the popular masses to train true communists from among them and forming grassroots Party organizations.”

“The ranks of the communists hard core were trained and toughened, true unity and cohesion were achieved in the revolutionary ranks centering around the leader, and the mass basis for the communist movement was solidly laid, through all manner of hardships in the do or die struggle.”

“Thanks to the solid organizational and ideological bases for founding the Party and the glorious revolutionary traditions, which were prepared during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, our Party was founded opportunely even in the complex circumstances after liberation.”

“The Juche idea is a new scientific world outlook that correctly reflects the popular masses desire for independence and the requirements of the times. It is a great idea that has brought about a historic change in the development of the revolutionary idea of the working class.”

“Comrade Kim Il Sung newly elucidated the fundamentals and basic principles of building a working class party and ways to implement them, and fully systematized the Juche oriented idea and theory of Party building.”

“The solidarity and strength of the party and all the success in party building depends on how the cadres and other members of the party are educated and bound together organizationally and ideologically and how the masses, the socio-class basis of the party, rally behind the party.”

“This force is an integral whole of the leader, the party and the masses. Only under the guidance of the party and the leader can the people hold their position as the driving force of revolution and play their role satisfactorily. In the driving force of revolution, the leader is the top brain and the center of unity, and the party is a political organization that materializes the leader’s idea and guidance.”

“Separated from the masses, the party cannot lead the revolution and construction to victory. The unbreakable unity of the leader, the party and the masses centering around the leader constitutes the solidest and most powerful revolutionary force, as well as a great force of the revolution and construction.”

“The working class party must be built up into the leader’s party, the political organization which realizes the leader’s idea and guidance, and must achieve inseparable unity with the masses. This is a basic requirement for the existence and development of the working class party and a fundamental principle that must be constantly maintained and carried forward in party building.”

“The working class party must be an ideological purity and organizational integrity, the entire party being dyed in its leader’s idea and moving as one under his unified leadership.”

“Under the leadership of Comrade Kim Il Sung, our Party has steadily intensified ideological education to equip all the Party members with the Juche idea, the revolutionary idea of the Party, and has conducted a powerful ideological struggle against flunkeyism, dogmatism, revisionism, factionalism and other unsound ideas.”

“A working class party with no organization or discipline will not only be unable to lead the revolution, but will itself be reduced to a lethargic, nominal existence.”

“By correctly embodying the principle of democratic centralism in Party building and its activity, Comrade Kim Il Sung firmly established the monolithic system of leadership and revolutionary and voluntary discipline within the Party.”

“Democracy means formulating the party’s line and policy by incorporating the will of the party members and giving full play to their voluntary enthusiasm and creativity in the struggle to implement them.”

“A working class party can be invincible only when it welds itself to the masses and enjoys the active support of the wide sections of the population. As a matter of principle, the demand of the working class represents the fundamental interest of the working masses, and the historic mission of the working class is to achieve social emancipation, not only for itself, but for all toiling people.”

“Ours is an era of independence, in which the popular masses have emerged as the masters of history.”

“Comrade Kim Il Sung set the line of building a mass party of the working people comprising workers, peasants and working intellectuals, and put this line into effect with success.”

“The process of building socialism is the process of transforming all members of society on the pattern of the working class, the process of assimilating all members of society to the working class.”

“Since national liberation through a bloody revolutionary war against the Japanese, our revolution has advanced through an unpreccedently complex situation and an arduous struggle. The division of the country by foreign forces, the Fatherland Liberation War against the invasion of the allied forces of imperialism, the ceaseless manoeuvers for aggression and sabotage by imperialism, the turbulent international situation and collapse of socialism in several countries.”

“Our socialism defends and ensures the independence for the popular masses and satisfies their demand for independence to the full. All the members of society exercise equal rights and independence in political, economic and cultural lives, and enjoy valuable and worth while lives free from all manner of social unrest and worry.”

“Our Party has consistently followed the policy of national reunification, a policy based on the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification, and great national unity.”

“If one believes in the people and relies on them one will always remain victorious; and if one is divorced from them and is forsaken by them, one will always fail- this is the concept of ‘The people are my God,’ the motto of respected Comrade Kim Il Sung, and this has become the basic starting point and supreme principle in all the activities of our Party.”

“Respected Comrade Kim Il Sung was the great leader of the people and their father. His ideology, leadership and virtue were based on love for, and trust in, the people. All his life he was among the people, shared joy and sorrow with them and devoted his all to them. He placed deep trust in the strength, wisdom and excellent qualities of our people and solved all problems by relying on them and by giving reign to their revolutionary zeal and creative force.”

“The line of Juche in ideology, independence in politics, self sufficiency in the economy and self reliance in defense, as advanced by Comrade Kim Il Sung, is a revolutionary line of independence run through with the principle of Juche and the spirit of independence.”

(Source: http://www.korea-dpr.info/lib/109.pdf )


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