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20h22 UTC; TUESDAY, 3 JANUARY 2012: It being a habit of Your Correspondent to embrace the message of the Quasi-National Anthem of the Disney Parks that "it's a small world, after all" in the interest of understanding the greater world view as being of help in understanding the American such, perhaps it was time to call the Notice and Attention of readers to a recent New Year's tradition of late in North Korea known as the Joint New Year's Editorial of the three main North Korean gazettas, viz., Rodong Sinmun, Josong Inmingun and Chongnyon Jonwi, the respective official gazettas of the Korean Workers' Party, the Korean Peoples' Army and the Yong Communists League; such seeks to set forth the official agenda of Beautiful Downtown Pyongyang for the year ahead.

Luckily, the Bhangladeshi weekly gazetta Weekly Blitz had an English translation thereof posted on their website, the which needed to be brought up because certain aspects of the North Korean agenda thus delineated in the wake of the sudden death of "Great Leader" Kim Jong Il last month, followed by the hasty accession to power of "Great Commander" Kim Jong Un, perhaps should have us supposedly "morally superior" Americans thinking about the prospect of similar articles of faith being flogged off upon Our Dear Lovely Nation by such peddling an agenda of National Salvation and Reclamation in which Yahweh's Name is used in vainglory to excuse their grand delusion of capitalism with AmeriKKKan characteristics being Our Last and Only Hope for Defending Our Glorious National and Sovereign Identity From the Evil Machineations of the "New World Order" and its Disregard of, and Contempt for, the National and Sovereign Identity of Nations.

In view of its length, readers, perhaps some relevantly insightful excerpts which could be seen to parallel the articles of faith of the Christian Religiopolitical Right, the "Tea Party" (pseudo)movement and those seeing themselves as Patriots and Guardians of Our Dear Lovely and Holy Nation will serve to suffice; comment on them, and the message underlying same, in the usual places:
As long as there are the Party, army and state, which Kim Jong Il developed to be invincible, as long as Kim Jong Un, successor to the revolutionary cause of Juche, leads us sagaciously and as long as there is an excellent people who support their leaders faithfully through generations, the cause of building a thriving country is sure to emerge victorious–-this is an iron truth inscribed in our hearts as we set out on a fresh march.

This year, Juche 101 (2012), is the year when Kim Jong Il's plan for achieving prosperity will bear a brilliant fruit, and the year of a grand march, when a new century of Kim Il Sung's Korea begins.

The march in the new century of the Juche era is the continuation of the revolutionary march that started up on Mt. Paektu. Steadfast is the will of our service personnel and people to adorn our revolution, pioneered by Kim Il Sung and whose victory after victory they won followingKim Jong Il, with eternal victory following the leadership of Kim Jong Un. The guide of hope in the march in the new century is the great revolutionary ideas of the great persons of Mt. Paektu, and the treasured swords for sure victory are the courageous mettle of the brilliant commanders of Paektu and their way of offensive. We must follow to the end the road of independence, the road of Songun and the road to socialism pioneered by Kim Il Sung, so as to ensure that the history of revolutionary activities of Kim Il Sung and the history of Songun-based revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il continue without interruption.


Today we are faced with the important task of scaling without fail the historical-stage targets of 2012 true to the lifetime instructions of General Kim Jong Il. By registering a brilliant success in this year's struggle for opening the gates of a thriving country, we must enter a new, high stage of building a thriving socialist country in an all-round way.

"Glorify this year 2012 as a year of proud victory, a year when an era of prosperity is unfolding, true to the instructions of the great General Kim Jong Il!"–-this is the militant slogan the whole Party, the entire army and all the people should uphold this year.

We must increase our political and ideological might, the might of our unity, to the maximum.

The first and foremost national power of Kim Il Sung's Korea was, is and will be the might of ideology and unity. The year 2012 is a year of single-minded unity, a year of burning loyalty, when our political and ideological might which has been consolidated generation after generation following the great leaders and the great Party, will be given full play.

Our people are all the descendants of Kim Il Sung who inherited his ideas and cause, and the soldiers and followers of Kim Jong Il. We must demonstrate to the whole world the noble outlook on morality we have cherished as we have the peerlessly great men as our eternal fathers and teachers. We should fully display our loyalty in greeting the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung with high political and ideological enthusiasm and brilliant feats of labor.

The revolutionary achievements and behests of the great Kim Jong Il are the lifeline we should hold fast to forever and the eternal precious assets of the revolution. We should staunchly defend the revolutionary heritage bequeathed by Kim Jong Il, whatever the storm and stress. It is the steadfast determination of our Party that it will make no slightest vacillation and concession in implementing the instructions and policies he had laid out in his lifetime and that it will allow no change in this process. We should maintain a thoroughgoing view that the road to socialism whichKim Il Sung had pioneered and Kim Jong Il had led along is the most correct choice and the principled stand that we will defend the people-centred socialism of our own style however others may say what.

We must develop our single-minded unity without interruption into the solidest one which is carried forward generation after generation. Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of our Party and our people, is the banner of victory and glory of Songun Korea and the eternal centre of its unity. The dear respected Kim Jong Un is precisely the great Kim Jong Il. The whole Party, the entire army and all the people should possess a firm conviction that they will become human bulwarks and human shields in defending Kim Jong Un unto death, and follow the great Party for ever. We must become true persons who keep pace with their leader and his true comrades who work untiringly to creditably realize his intentions however hard the times are.


We should glorify our country as a highly civilized, socialist one.

It was a patriotic will of the great General and is a unanimous aspiration of our people to surpass the standards of the world civilization in all spheres of social life. The sector of education should ensure a high level of its contents and form, conditions and environment, as required by the era of knowledge-based economy. The sector of literature and the arts should thoroughly implement the Party's policy of conducting creation, editing and representation in our own way, and produce a larger number of masterpieces that are perfect in all respects. Activities of mass-based art lifelike, easy to understand and based on the reality of a great upsurge should be conducted briskly, and the conditions for the youth and other people to lead an affluent cultured and emotional life be better provided. The heated enthusiasm for sports should be encouraged further by enhancing social interest in physical culture and sports and making them part of people's every day life and habit.

The work of bringing into full bloom the most excellent culture and ethics of our nation and our way of life should be further intensified. We should wage an intense struggle to frustrate the manoeuvres of the imperialists' ideological and cultural infiltration and root up alien elements in the way of life, so that a revolutionary and sound atmosphere would pervade the whole society.


We should consolidate the national defence capabilities in every way under the unfurled banner of Songun.

The Korean People's Army is the pillar and main force of the Songun revolution and the vanguard in the building of a thriving nation.

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Kim Il Sung and the 80th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army; in this meaningful year, the KPA should bring about a radical turn in all aspects of military and political work by pressing ahead with the movement for winning the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment, and thus demonstrate its heroic mettle and invincible combat efficiency as the army of the leader and the Party.

The officers and men of the KPA should cherish an unshakable faith that the great Comrade Kim Jong Il will always be with them and a noble moral obligation to him, and firmly defend his achievements for army-building and add eternal glory to them by force of arms.

The entire army should place absolute trust in and follow Kim Jong Un and become human rifles and bombs to defend him unto death, holding high the slogan "Let us defend with our very lives the Party Central Committee headed by the dear respected Comrade Kim Jong Un!"


"Let us do many more things for the benefit of the people!"–-this must be the slogan of action and conscience for our officials in supporting the intentions of the great Party. Officials should be deeply aware that they exist for the sake of the people, have the steadfast standpoint of launching all undertakings in keeping with the will and interests of the people, and acquire an open-minded attitude of verifying their loyalty to the Party in front of the people. They should thoroughly effect the intentions of our Party of considering people's conveniences to be absolute and the highest priority and making devoted services for them.

It is an important key to emerging victorious in the general offensive of this year to give fullest play to the mental strength of the masses of the people.

The mental strength of the masses decides everything. It is necessary to emulate the mental strength and executive abilities displayed by the people in South Hamgyong Province who have proudly manufactured state-of-the-art machinery by their own efforts with a firm faith that Korea does what it is determined to do. Mass movement and socialist emulation drive should be launched vigorously in all parts of the country to enlist the mental strength of the masses.

As Kim Jong Il said, when the working people's organizations are afire with enthusiasm, the whole country will be enveloped with the same atmosphere. The youth league organizations should train all their members to be genuine young vanguard of Songun that will creditably carry forward the traditions of performing miracles and innovations and the traditions of revolutionary optimism displayed in every period of the Korean revolution. Young people should perform feats of labor at all sites of the building of a thriving country, and build many more monumental structures in the Songun era to be named after youth, singing aloud "March of the Korean Youth". The women's union organizations should actively conduct various forms of do-good-thing movement, including the women's union shock-brigade campaign, and render tangible contributions to making a revolutionary and sound way of life prevail throughout the country. All the working people's organizations should fully discharge their mission and duty as organizations for ideological education so as to encourage all their members to highly display their honor of being participants and victors in the drive to build a great, prosperous and powerful country.


National reconciliation and unity is the precondition and guarantee for national reunification.

The common interests of the nation should be given top priority, and everything should be subordinated to them. Confrontation between fellow countrymen that is driving the inter-Korean relations towards catastrophe should be strongly opposed and rejected. Acts against reunification, acts that disgrace the dignity of the north and foster distrust and antagonism between the north and the south, cannot be tolerated in the slightest. All the fellow countrymen should wage a nationwide struggle to frustrate the anti-reunification policy hostile to compatriots pursued by the group of traitors, hindering national reconciliation and unity and escalating confrontation.

The prevailing situation urgently demands that the war moves of the bellicose forces at home and abroad be checked and frustrated.

The entire nation, under the unfurled banner of anti-war and peace, should smash every move of reckless military provocation, arms buildup and war exercises against the north. Constant vigilance against the danger of military collaboration of the bellicose forces within the country and without should be maintained, and the US aggressor forces, the main obstacle to peace in the Korean peninsula, should be pulled out from south Korea.

Today's struggle to implement the instructions of Kim Jong Il on national reunification is a patriotic one related with the destiny of the nation in the new century of the Juche era. All the Korean people in the north, south and abroad should unite closely under the banners of the June 15 Joint Declaration and the October 4 Declaration and give further spurs to the reunification movement. By doing so, this year they should make a breakthrough for independent reunification.
The closing paragraphs of the Joint Editorial, essentially summarising the whole in an attempt at a coherent package, can easily cross the pale into a pathetically emotional delusion of grandeur rivalled only by the Greater AmeriKKKan Right in their desire to grasp Certain Victory in Indecision 2012:
...Whatever a sudden turn the international situation may take and however frantically the imperialists may behave, nothing can arrest our advance towards socialism. We will, in the future, too, hold fast to our Party's principles of independence, friendship and peace, and strive to develop relations of friendship with countries that respect our country's sovereignty.

As they have entered the new century of the Juche era, having overcome the pain of the greatest loss, our service personnel and people are filled with a grim determination and confidence in sure victory.

Inscribed in the hearts of our service personnel and people, who have turned out in the new onward march, are lifetime appearances of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. As Kim Jong Un, a peerlessly brilliant commander, is leading our revolution in the vanguard and the powerful revolutionary army and people united single-heartedly support faithfully their guide, the Workers' Party of Korea, the revolutionary cause of Juche is sure to emerge victorious. The advance of our revolution that started on Mt. Paektu will continue without interruption as a vigorous march towards the victorious Songun revolution, towards prosperity.

Let us all glorify the new century of Kim Il Sung's Korea as an era of prosperity and proud victory under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of our Party, our state and our army.
(For those who ask about the references to "Songun" throughout, such refers to the "army first" agenda for North Korea as laid down by "Great Leader" which calls for an overzealous militarism at the expense of human needs, in the name and majesty of the Juche Idea of political and sovereign independence, socioeconomic self-sufficiency and self-defence being one with national defence.)

In any event, such may want to set us supposedly Morally-Superior Real Americans thinking about what would happen under the delusional designs of the AmeriKKKan Christian Right, influenced by the misguided Luscious Glory of Ayn Rand Thought in large measure, were they given high carnival. And which should motivate us all the more to maintaining the defence of Our Cherished Liberties and Sovereignty through recognised means such as the ballot paper and through petition for redress of grievances.

"Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."

"Liberty is not safe where the people are not watchful."

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