June 19 and WPK
June 19 is an anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il’s start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK). It is a revolutionary holiday of the WPK along with October 10, the founding anniversary of the WPK.
It was unusually fine on June 20, 1964. Having stayed up all night of his first day at his office, the Chairman took a stroll in a garden together with some officials early in the morning. After a while he stopped walking and looked up at the red Party flag flying over the building of the Party Central Committee.
After giving a long glance at the flag, he said that the history of the Party flag started when President Kim Il Sung had organized the Down-with-Imperialism Union (DIU) and held up a red flag of revolution, and that now it was the turn of the younger generation to hold it up. Then he continued that they should fight more staunchly to accomplish the cause of the President upholding the red flag of revolution whatever difficulties and trials they might face on the road of revolution.
Like this, he adopted it as his lifelong mission to accomplish the revolutionary cause of the President and wisely led the work to strengthen the Party organizationally and ideologically. He developed the WPK into a powerful body that is ideologically pure and organizationally integrated, an organization that is faithful to the leader’s ideology and leadership and determined to maintain the leader’s ideology and leadership generation after generation.
In his early days of leading the Party building, the Chairman advanced the unique idea of modeling the whole society on the President’s ideology and saw to it that the Party maintained it as its main task to establish a monolithic ideological system.
Thanks to his wise leadership the WPK has carried forward the President’s idea and cause without an inch of deviation while maintaining the original revolutionary character for over 70 years since its foundation.
The Chairman developed the WPK into an invincible party with a sound mass basis and solid military support. Under his guidance the Party was developed into a motherly party with roots deep among the masses, with the result that the Party and the people together formed a harmonious whole united for a purpose and in kinship. Under the slogan “We Serve the People!” the WPK is responsibly looking after the people’s political integrity and their material and cultural life, while the people put absolute trust in the Party and cast their lot entirely with it.
The Chairman also trained the People’s Army into a revolutionary armed force that firmly safeguards the Party with arms, and thus consolidated the military foundation of the Party.
In addition, the Chairman strengthened and developed the WPK into the general staff that leads the revolution and construction in the Juche-based mode of leadership. He led the revolution and construction regarding it as iron rule of party building and activities to resolve all problems arising in the revolution and construction by firmly trusting the people, the driving force of the revolution, and relying on them.
Whenever he had to decide on the path ahead during his leadership of the revolution, he went to consult the people first and listened to them carefully to get an unfathomable strength in their true hearts. Thanks to his continuous field guidance to the people all his life, the revolutionary soldier spirit and the Kanggye spirit were created and the torch of Songgang was kindled, and the industrial revolution in the new century was vigorously accelerated, resulting in amazing things achieved in quick succession.
Leading the WPK decade after decade, the Chairman trained the Korean people as an independent people and a powerful driving force of revolution. He put it forward as the most important task in Party work to awaken and organize the popular masses and unite them firmly around the Party, and directed a primary effort to it.
By administering politics of attaching importance to young people, the Chairman trained the young people as reliable reserves and wing of the WPK.
In the course of overcoming severe trials in the revolution under the guidance of their leader, the Korea people prepared themselves as the powerful motive force of the revolution and developed into the Party’s faithful supporter, adviser and assistant.
The Chairman’s achievements in building a Juche-oriented party are now creditably cherished and promoted by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. The Supreme Leader makes sure that Kim Jong Il is held in the highest esteem as eternal leader of the WPK and that the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is held fast to as eternal guiding ideology of the WPK so as to develop the Party into a Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist party true to the name.
As the Korean people have Kim Jong Un as their Supreme Leader, all dreams and ideals of the people are being realized one after another on this land as Kim Jong Il wished, and the new spirit befitting the Mallima era is sweeping the whole country.
Today the WPK, under the great banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, is making an all-out dash to carry out the cause of the Juche revolution.