Kim Jong Il - a revolutionary life





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Published on Feb 18, 2013

Kim Jong Il -- a revolutionary life

Keith Bennett of the CPGB-ML pays tribute to the revolutionary life and leadership of Kim Jong Il.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Kim Jong Il, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, General Secretary of the Workers Party of Korea and son of legendary freedom fighter Kim Il Sung, who was born nearly 100 years ago on 15 April 1912, and who led the struggle of the tiny but defiant Korean nation to defeat the goliath of US imperialism.

The Korean people have never been forgiven for dealing this psychologically and militarily crushing blow to the arrogant imperialists, who continue to harass, threaten, bully and bludgeon all who stand in the way of their strategy of global domination.

The DPRK, with its 23 million population, may have the full force of the western propaganda machine and US/Nato military might ranged against it, but its entire history is one of struggle, and it has proven itself no easy nut to crack.

The US is currently beside itself that Kim Jong Un and the leadership of the DPRK has had the audacity to forge ahead and develop its nuclear deterrent, satellite and missile technology. The Korean people have learned the bitter lessons of the US genocidal war of 1950-53, and understand that imperialism respects only the logic of force. To be strong is to be independent and free. The free people of North Korea continue to stand united and defiant, squarely behind the Workers Party of Korea, demonstrating the uplifting spirit of 'single-hearted unity' that is their abiding strength.

The people of north Korea are not, of course, isolated. As well as enjoying support amongst the vast masses of the south Korean people, they have strong links with people from oppressed and socialist countries worldwide, including, but not limited to, their mighty Chinese neighbours, the Cubans, Venezuelans, Zimbabweans, Vietnamese, and more.

As a matter of fact, much of the hostility shown towards the DPRK is in fact directed at China on the one hand and Russia on the other. Without the alleged 'threat' from the DPRK, the real reasons for US bases in Japan and south Korea become apparent; namely, the military, diplomatic, and strategic domination of the entire region, and the bullying and threatening of China and Russia. Indeed, Nato's recent war against Libya and ongoing campaigns in Syria and Iran can be seen in very much the same light.

In reality, it is the USA, not north Korea, that is the real threat to world peace. We have seen it time and again and will not be fooled by the latest wave of propaganda. Our enemies lie rather closer to home, and we will deal with them in time.

We are overjoyed to see that the people of North Korea remain strong and that their chosen leader, Comrade Kim Jong Un, continues to champion the interests of the Korean workers and the international proletariat against the megalomaniacal schemes of US imperialism.

On the First anniversary of his death, we send our deepest condolences to our friends and comrades in the Workers Party of Korea and to the people of the DPRK on the tragic loss of this much loved and lamented leader of their party and their nation.

As the upholder of the Korean revolution, he was not only a great Korean but also a great leader of the world proletariat and peasantry in our common struggle against imperialism and for socialism. Keith Bennett remembers some of his teachings, and points out their ongoing relevance for the struggle against imperialism TODAY!

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