The Rural People’s Party talks about Juche and revisionism

“Certain orthodox Leninists, mainly Hoxhaists, claim that the DPRK is revisionist due to its relatively concillatory policy to the national bourgeoisie (in the initial stage of the revolution.) This view fails to take Korea’s national conditions into account. When North Korea was liberated, the national bourgeoise did not hold state power. North Korea nationalized the country’s industry almost immediately after WW2

By Hoxhaist standards, Lenin was guilty of revisionism when instructed the Comintern to ‘enter into a temporary alliance with the forces of bourgeois democracy in colonial and backward countries…’ while maintaining the political independence of the proletariat. The united front in Korea was lead by a proletarian party and in line with Lenin and Stalin’s theories of a united front. It is important to note that the conflict between the Spanish Anarchists and the Republic was due to similar ultraleft idealism. Rejecting alliances with any sections of the bourgeois on principle has only lead to defeat, or in the case of Bob Avakian, an apologia for imperialism.

Both the writings of the Korean Workers’ Party and its application of democratic centralism demonstrate that the Party has, and continues, to adhere to a proletarian line. The Party had a primarily proletarian leadership as evidenced by the percentage of workers (56%) amongst party delegates (Scalpino and Chong-Sik Lee, Communism in Korea: the Society, pg. 718) and prevents the resurgences of a bourgeois with frequent purges.

Although it has been claimed that the Juche idea has supplanted Marxism-Leninism in the DPRK, Kim Jong Il has emphasized that the Juche idea cannot be understood outside of Leninism.

‘As I have emphasized more than once, the Juche idea inherits all the revolutionary principles of Marxism-Leninism. Marxism-Leninism is valuable revolutionary riches which the working masses gained in their hard-fought revolutionary struggle. Why should the Juche idea, which advocates a complete realization of man’s Chajusong and the successful conclusion of the revolution, abandon the revolutionary principles of Marxism-Leninism? It does not abandon the ideological and theoretical achievements of Marxism-Leninism, but further develops and enriches them as required by historical progress.’- Kim Jong Il

The references the Juche idea in the constitution already imply Marxism-Leninism”

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