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Rodong Sinmun on Socialism

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 6 (KCNA) -- Socialism is a science and an ideal of humankind as it put the position and role of man on a high level and realizes his idea of independence and brings his political, economic and ideological and cultural life into full bloom in all aspects in keeping with his intrinsic nature, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a by-lined article. Korean-style socialism is excellent man-centred socialism, the first of its kind in history, it says, and goes on:
    This socialism which moves ahead under the uplifted banner of Songun held aloft by leader Kim Jong Il is viable and promising socialism as it has eternal vitality and indestructible might.
    Its invincibility lies in the greatness of the guiding idea.
    Its essential features and advantages are charaterised by the fact that it fully embodies the Juche idea which makes the popular masses masters of everything, places their position and role on the highest level and fully meets their desire and requirements for independence.
    Its advantages and invincibility are based on the might of single-minded unity of the Party, the army and the people rallied close around the headquarters of the revolution. It is the immovable truth proved in the grimmest trials of the Korean revolution that the single-minded unity serves as the source of the invincibility and vitality of socialism of Korean style.
    The spiritual and moral traits of the revolutionary ranks united in one mind are displayed on a new higher stage. The unquestioned trust and intense loyalty to the leader, the spirit of devoted service with which to dedicate all to the society, collective, the country and the people and the precious self-sacrificing spirit, noble humanity and warm comradeship are the main characteristics of the spiritual and moral traits of the Korean army and people.
    Rosy is the future of Korean style socialism as Kim Jong Il who is possessed of matchless gift in ideological and theoretical wisdom, leadership ability and virtues is leading the Party, the army and the people along the road of certain victory, the article concludes.

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