Juche idea is exerting a great influence on the ideological life of humanity
and on the revolutionary changes of the world. It is gaining strong sympathy
from people all over the world and giving a powerful impetus to the
contemporary historic movement which is aspiring to Chajusong.
idea has become an accepted contemporary thought, and its attraction and
importance in affecting changes increase with the progress of history.
It gives us
a genuinely revolutionary world outlook of our time, the Juche age. This
constitutes a major historic contribution made by the Juche idea to the
development of humanity's thinking and to the cause of liberation of
notions of the world and their views on and approach towards it have
developed down through long history.
of the world outlook was a history of struggle between two conflicting
philosophical currents, that is, between materialism and idealism, between
dialectics and metaphysics. In this struggle Marxism signalled the victory
of materialism and dialectics. The emergence of the Marxist materialistic
dialectical world outlook was a reflection of the contemporary requirements.
The appearance of the working class on the arena of history ushered in a new
era in human history. The new historical conditions, under which the
revolution against capitalism had started, urgently demanded a revolutionary
idea which would bring home the inevitability of the downfall of capitalism
and the triumph of socialism to the working class who had risen up in
struggle. The most important question in this was to vanquish the idealism
and metaphysics which had sanctified the domination of reactionary capital
and preached its eternity, and to elaborate a scientific world outlook of
the working class. The materialistic dialectical world outlook came into
being as a reflection of this requirement of the times.
of the times is accompanied by the development of the world outlook. The
steady expansion and development of the revolution which started with the
emergence of the working class gave birth to a new age when the working
masses that had so far been the object of history appeared as its masters.
The new age that witnessed the appearance of the working class and other
working masses as a great force controlling the world, demanded the
evolvement of a new world outlook which would enable them to become masters
of their own destiny, shaping it in an independent and creative way, and to
realize successfully the historic cause of national liberation, class
emancipation and human freedom. This historic task was brilliantly
accomplished with the evolution of the Juche idea.
idea which elucidates the world outlook of a new age is fresh and unique in
its philosophical principle that forms its foundation.
In the past
the relations between substance and consciousness, between being and
thinking were regarded as the basic question of philosophy. The Marxist
materialistic principle concerning the priority of substance and being gave
a scientific solution to this question.
question of the world's origin had been made clear by the materialistic
viewpoint, the Juche idea raised a new problem concerning the position and
role of man in the world as the basic question of philosophy and gave an
answer to the question of who is the master of the world.
philosophical principle of the Juche idea which clarifies the position and
role of man as master of the world is based on a new elucidation of man.
on man had been also discussed a great deal by preceding philosophies, but
it was confined mostly to abstract views on pure man, to the exclusion of
social relations. The question of man's substance in social relations was
raised and made clear by Marxism.
man in social relations the Juche idea cast a new light on his essential
features. It expounded that man is a social being with Chajusong, creativity
and consciousness, and thus gave a perfect philosophical elucidation of man.
The clarification by the Juche idea of the philosophical principle that man
is the master of everything and decides everything, on the basis of the
scientific explanation of man as a social being, was a philosophical
discovery which brought about a new change in the world outlook.
that man is the master of everything and decides everything, in other words
the idea that man is the master of the world and his own destiny and is the
transformer of the world and the shaper of his destiny, is fundamentally
opposed to idealism and metaphysics. Idealism leads to mystical theory that
the world and man's destiny are controlled by the supernatural "might",
while metaphysics leads to the fatalistic belief that everything in the
world is immutable and, accordingly, man must be obedient to his
predetermined destiny. The idea that man is the master of the world and his
own destiny and is able to transform the world and shape his destiny, is
based on the premise of the materialistic and dialectical viewpoint which
denies mysticism and fatalism.
idea uniquely defined the domination of the world by man who is the
highest-developed product in the material world, as well as the principles
of its transformation and progress, thus shedding a new light on the
foundation of the world outlook. The world outlook based on the
philosophical principle of Juche is a world outlook which is centred on man.
been various types of world outlook in history, but there was none that
clearly indicated the viewpoint and stand on the world placing man at the
materialists who in the past had regarded the world as a material object, to
say nothing of the idealists who consider it as a world of ideas or spirit,
could not put forward the viewpoint and approach towards the world with man
at the centre.
idea defined man as the master who dominates the world, not merely as part
of it, and thus established a new world outlook which, unlike preceding
ones, regards the world and its changes and progress with man, its master at
the centre. The Juche viewpoint and stand on the world with man in the
central place provide a sure guarantee for the independent and creative
cognitional activities and practice of man who transforms the world and
shapes his destiny.
idea which dearly showed the man-centred viewpoint and stand towards the
world provided new view of social history. In the years prior to Marxism,
even those who had advocated materialism or dialectics adhered to the
idealistic stand towards social history. Marxism made it clear that, like
nature, society belongs to the material world and changes and develops in
accordance with the general laws that govern the development of this world.
In this way it disproved the idealistic view on social history.
admitting the general laws of the progress of the material world which
affect social history, the Juche idea expounded the laws which are peculiar
to social history. Therein lays a great service the Juche idea rendered in
perfecting the working-class outlook on social history.
principle of social history that the subject of history is the masses of the
people, that socio-historical movements are their independent and creative
movements and that their consciousness of independence plays the decisive
role in the revolutionary struggle, forms the basic content of the Juche-based
view of history. This provides a new elucidation on the essence, character
and motive force of socio-historical movement, the movement of the subject.
idea established the new viewpoint and stand which see historical
development and social revolution with the popular masses, the subject, at
idea which clearly indicated the man-centred world outlook and the view of
social history brought about a great change in the development of world
outlook. The revolutionary world outlook of the working class had been
established by Marxism for the first time, and it was developed by the Juche
idea unto a new, higher plane for its perfection.
idea, the revolutionary world outlook representing a new era in history, the
Juche age, is rightly leading the onward movement of mankind aspiring to
independence and sovereignty, socialism and communism, while sweeping away
all the reactionary and counter-revolutionary currents of thoughts.
It marked a
new, higher stage in the development of the working class revolutionary
theory. Therein lays another historic contribution of the Juche idea to the
revolutionary cause of the working class and the cause of liberation of
An age had
passed and the revolutionary movement had gone a long way since the birth of
the revolutionary theory of the working class. Revolutionary practice in the
new era demanded that the revolutionary theory be developed in a way which
was suitable to new historic conditions. The Juche idea propounded the basic
principle of revolution that the masses of the people are masters and the
motive force of the revolution and construction and, on this basis, rendered
it possible to evolve new revolutionary theories required by our time.
idea is the sound basis on which to develop the revolutionary theory of the
Juche age. Developing revolutionary theory on the basis of this idea means
expounding the principles and laws of revolutionary movements with the
working masses, the masters of revolution and construction, at the centre.
revolutionary theory with the working people at the centre is a requirement
of revolutionary movements in the Juche age. In our time when the working
masses have established themselves as the masters of the world and when
revolutionary struggles are being waged with a far-reaching scope on the
strength of their consciousness of independence and creativeness, the
principles and laws of revolutionary movements can be elucidated correctly
only by developing a revolutionary theory with the working people at the
centre. By this method the Juche idea has made it possible to fully
elaborate on the revolutionary theory aimed at realizing Chajusong for the
working masses; and it has consummated the revolutionary theories of the
working class to include those on national liberation, class emancipation
and human freedom, and to be a perfect communist theory of social and
natural transformation and human remoulding.
working masses at the centre in the development of a revolutionary theory is
a sure guarantee for evolving the revolutionary theory and strategy and
tactics in accordance with the true characteristic of the revolutionary
revolutionary movement is an undertaking for and by the working people.
Therefore, a revolutionary theory and strategy and tactics should naturally
champion their interests and enhance their role. It can be said that the
value of a theory depends on how well it advocates the interests of the
popular masses, and that the effectiveness of strategy and tactics depends
on how well they enhance the role of the masses. By basing itself on the
Chajusong, creativity and consciousness of the masses, the Juche idea made
it possible to evolve the theory, strategy and tactics which would champion
their basic interests and provide the proper way to give rein to their high
revolutionary zeal and inexhaustible creativeness. This is how the
revolutionary theory of the working class has become most powerful and able
to champion the interests of the working masses thoroughly and enhance their
role to the utmost.
idea serves as a guideline which shows a correct approach to the preceding
revolutionary theories. These working class theories were advanced on the
premise of the conditions and tasks of the past times which were different
from today, but they have a community of class idea and mission with the
revolutionary theory based on the Juche idea. By laying down the principle
of creatively approaching the existing theories and experiences, the Juche
idea makes it possible to apply and develop the preceding revolutionary
theories to suit the requirements of revolutionary practice in our time. In
particular, it maintains the position of firmly defending and realizing the
Chajusong of the working class and other working masses, and thus makes it
possible to accurately identify and eliminate all kinds of opportunism,
including revisionism which gives up the cause of revolution halfway or
denies class struggle, and uphold the class principle and the spirit of
uninterrupted revolution in the revolutionary theories of the working class.
revolutionary theory is the genuinely revolutionary theory of the working
class in the Juche era and is the undying communist revolutionary theory
which will be ever-victorious along with the struggle for the Chajusong of
the working masses.
A great idea
gives rise to great practice. The great Juche idea which throws a new light
on the philosophical principle and on the laws of socio-historical movement,
the revolutionary movement, and gives scientific elucidation of the guiding
principles of revolution and construction, has brought about a tremendous
change in revolutionary practice.
idea has been brilliantly applied, above all, to the Korean revolution and
has won a great victory.
revolution is guided by the Juche idea, and alt its victories would be
inconceivable without this idea. Under the banner of the Juche idea, the
Korean revolution could get rid of its birth-pains caused by flunkeyism and
dogmatism and has been able to triumphantly advance on the arduous road of
struggle, getting over various difficulties and trials.
idea has led the revolution and construction straight along the new road
which had never been trodden by others before. The Korean revolution has
paved an absolutely correct path for national liberation in a colony and
opened a short cut to socialism. It has created a best socialist new life
which the world's people call a "model of socialism", and is successfully
pioneering the untrodden path to socialism and communism. Because the Juche
idea illuminates the way, we have been able to advance along the shortest
route and thus achieve in a brief period of time a great victory in the
struggle for independence, sovereignty and socialism, a success which is
amazing to the world.
idea has become a solemn reality in our country. The history-making changes
and great creations worked out by our people are precious fruit of this
idea. Very proud and honoured by the brilliant victory and results attained
under the banner of the Juche idea, our people are now struggling for the
historic cause of transforming the whole society in accordance with this
reflects the common aspiration of the world's people to Chajusong, the Juche
idea is exerting a great influence on the contemporary revolutionary
movements to build a new world of independence.
opened up a new revolutionary road, a broad avenue along which to advance
the revolution in an independent and creative manner.
when the revolutionary movement is making progress through diverse forms
with the national state as one unit, demands that the people of each country
properly play the role of masters with a high degree of awareness that they
are the masters of revolution. This is more urgent since there is the
influence of wrong ideologies such as worship of great powers and dogmatism.
By clearly showing how to stage a revolution in an independent and creative
manner, the Juche idea has enabled the people of each country to have a
strong sense of responsibility as the masters of the revolution, ridding
themselves of the fetters of all outdated thoughts hampering independent
progress; and it has also helped them to work out a policy which is suitable
to the actual conditions in their country, according to their own views and
belief, and to exploit their own creativeness to push ahead with the
revolution. The opening up of the way to stage a revolution in an
independent and creative manner has encouraged the people in different
conditions of history and at different stages of development to carry on,
confident of victory, the vigorous struggle to achieve national liberation
and class emancipation and build socialism and communism.
idea has paved a new road of the international communist movement advancing
on the basis of Chajusong, and has brought about a new era of progress in
communist movement is an independent movement of the party and people in
every country aimed at doing away with all types of subjugation and
inequality and becoming the t me masters of their destiny. So there should
be neither superior-subordinate relations nor master-servant relations in
this movement. Chajusong is the life and soul for every country and people,
and no relations of domination and submission, order and obedience could be
permitted between them. The Juche idea defined Chajusong as the fundamental
principle of the relations between parties and between countries, and thus
helped towards a change in the international communist movement and the
development of international relations. Today the principle of Chajusong is
displaying still greater vitality as a steadfast principle that guarantees
the international communist movement and determines the relationship between
the Communist and Workers' Parties. It also serves as a recognized principle
of development of state relations among newly-independent countries and many
countries of the world with different social systems and as a powerful
weapon against the imperialists who subjugate other nations and impose
inequality upon them.
Juche idea is an immortal banner of struggle, a banner of victory, for the
popular masses in their endeavour to create a new world and shape their own
and people who have traversed the glorious path of struggle and victory over
half a century following the banner of the Juche idea under the guidance of
the great leader, should hold high this banner in future, too, and fight on
revolution has not as yet ended. We are still confronted with complicated
and difficult revolutionary tasks. Only when we continue with our struggle
upholding the banner of the Juche idea, will we be able to overcome all
difficulties and trials, speed up national reunification and achieve final
victory in the cause of socialism and communism.
equip ourselves more firmly with the Juche idea and thoroughly implement the
Party's policies, its embodiment, and thus successfully realize our Party's
program to model the whole society on the Juche idea.
If we are to
model the whole society on the Juche idea we should ensure that all Party
members and working people are firmly equipped with the Juche idea and
staunchly fight on anywhere, anytime along the road indicated by the Juche
and theoretical activities are intended to perform an important role in
equipping the Party members and working people with the Juche idea and
priority to the study and dissemination of the Juche idea is a precondition
for equipping them firmly with the Juche-oriented revolutionary world
outlook and for fully applying the Juche idea to the revolution and
scientists and theoreticians should keep in mind their heavy responsibility
and bring about a new upsurge in studying and propagating the Juche idea.
social science sector they should make a profound study of the Juche idea
and the ideas and theories clarified by it.
scientists should study the fundamentals and guiding principles of the Juche
idea, as well as all the ideas and theories illuminated by it, in a
comprehensive manner. They should also make a profound study of the
achievements and experience our Party gained in the revolution and
construction by applying the Juche idea.
science should give correct, scientific and theoretical solutions to the
urgent problems arising in revolutionary practice. Workers in this sector
should intensify the study of the Juche idea, with the main emphasis being
laid on the solution of these practical problems, so that correct,
scientific and theoretical solutions are provided for all problems arising
in the revolution and construction.
idea has opened up a wide vista for the development of all spheres of social
science on a new foundation.
steadily intensify and improve scientific research with the Juche idea as an
ideological, theoretical and methodological basis and thus enrich all
branches of social science with new results.
the Juche idea should be intensified.
educational institutions are the seat for the education in the Juche idea,
and our school education should be consistent with the Juche idea
educational institutions should radically improve the quality of education
in the Juche idea. The students should thus be trained to become personnel
who have acquired a basic outline of the Juche-based revolutionary world
outlook in their senior middle school days and who have been firmly equipped
with the Juche-based revolutionary world outlook when they graduate from
universities and colleges.
particular, universities and colleges should intensify the education of the
Juche thought and theory. They should properly combine the education to
establish the world outlook with the education to give specialized
knowledge. Social science faculties in universities and colleges should help
the students to acquire fully the revolutionary world outlook of Juche and,
at the same time, training in their specialities should be improved so as to
produce good experts firmly equipped with the Juche thought and theory.
intensify the studying of the Juche idea among the cadres, Party members and
dissemination of information about Party theories is work to acquaint them
fully with the Juche thought and theory.
officials, Party members and working people should always study hard to
acquire the Juche thought and theory and thus make them an integral part of
and theoreticians and men of the press should write many excellent books and
articles which give profound explanations of the Juche thought and theory.
They should thus actively contribute to firmly equipping the leading
officials, the Party members and the working people with the Juche idea.
sector of science and theory they should strengthen the struggle against
reactionary bourgeois ideas and all kinds of opportunist ideological trends
and staunchly defend the purity of the Juche idea.
this sector should sharply expose the reactionary nature and harmfulness of
all hostile ideologies which run counter to the Juche idea and strictly
prevent even the slightest non-class, non-revolutionary ideological elements
from infiltrating into our ranks. All our scientists and theoreticians
should uncompromisingly combat the reactionary, counter-revolutionary
ideological trends including bourgeois ideas, feudal-Confucian ideas,
revisionism, flunkeyism and dogmatism. They should thwart the manoeuvres of
all sorts of reactionaries and opportunists and staunchly defend the Juche
scientists and theoreticians should make the great Juche idea their firm
belief and should ensure that all scientists and theoretical activities are
geared to studying and propagating, defending and materializing the Juche
thought and theory; they should also explain and disseminate the greatness
and validity of the Juche idea broadly and profoundly.
scientists and theoreticians, the possessors and propagators of progressive
ideas, play a tremendous role in the revolution and construction.
that our Party's scientists and theoreticians will keep in mind their
mission and duty as the active advocates and propagandists of the Juche idea
and make an excellent contribution to the struggle for the ultimate
attainment of the revolutionary cause of Juche.