“We oppose the reactionary policies of the U.S. government but we do not oppose the American people. We want to have many good friends in the United States.” -Kim Jong-Il
The following two articles were originally published by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA):
Kim Jong Il Will Always Live
Pyongyang, December 19 (KCNA) — Leader Kim Jong Il, the great father of the Korean people, passed away too suddenly.
The DPRK is overcome with bitter sorrow at the demise of the father of the nation who had energetically worked day and night for prosperity of the socialist homeland and the happiness of people all his life.
Its army and people’s loyalty and sense of obligation to him are now growing higher than ever before.
They are resolutely rising up to change their sorrow into great strength and courage with the noble sense of moral obligation and immovable faith and will to hold Kim Jong Il in high esteem forever and glorify his feats for all ages.
The hearts of all servicepersons and people are replete with the pledge to hold in high esteem the great Kim Jong Il forever and make neither concession nor delay on the road of the Juche revolution, the Songun revolution true to his behests.
The Korean people have suffered the great loss but are decisively rising up as they have Kim Jong Un, great successor to the revolutionary cause of Juche and prominent leader of the party and the army and people of the DPRK who is standing in the van of the Korean revolution.
He is another great person produced by Korea who is identical to Kim Jong Il.
No force on earth can block the revolutionary advance of our party, army and people wisely led by Kim Jong Un.
Leader Kim Jong Il will always be with us.
Idea and Exploits of Kim Jong Il Are Immortal
Pyongyang, December 19 (KCNA) — Now all the servicepersons and people of the DPRK are overcome with deep yearning and remembrance of leader Kim Jong Il.
They pay highest tribute to him who performed undying feats for the prosperity of the country and the human cause of independence while hardening their resolve to hold him in high esteem forever and surely accomplish the cause of building a prosperous and powerful country under the leadership of General Kim Jong Un.
Today the DPRK has strong political and military base for creditably advancing the revolutionary cause of Juche through generations and a solid foundation for the eternal prosperity of the country and the nation.
The respected General is standing in the van of the struggle to carry forward to completion the revolutionary cause of Juche.
He is a prominent thinker-theoretician and peerlessly illustrious commander of Songun who guides the revolution and construction always to victory with the idea and leading method of Kim Jong Il.
He set it as his lifelong mission to successfully inherit and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche through generations and, as closest comrade and most faithful comrade-in-arms of Kim Jong Il, has always stood at the forefront of the revolution and construction together with him.
His idea is just the idea and intention of Kim Jong Il, and his way of guidance is the most wise method whereby to advance the revolution and construction true to the intention of Kim Jong Il.
He has resolutely smashed the machinations of the imperialist reactionaries with the revolutionary faith, will and pluck of Kim Jong Il.
Together with Kim Jong Il, he visited every place where there are soldiers of the People’s Army to develop the army of the DPRK into the most powerful military ranks, the revolutionary strong army of Mt. Paektu defending the first line of the revolution.
Thanks to the guidance of Kim Jong Un who has done his utmost to increase the defence capabilities of the country, the sovereignty of the socialist motherland and the safety of the people have been reliably defended and the DPRK is more strikingly displaying its dignity and might as an invincible military power.
He has devoted his heart and soul and unremitting efforts to realizing Kim Jong Il’s noble ideal of socialism, thus bringing eye-opening reality to this land.
While giving field guidance in all seasons he led the Korean army and people to concentrate all efforts on carrying into practice the lofty intention of Kim Jong Il.
In particular, he inspiringly aroused the whole party, army and people to implement the spirit of the Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea held last year and thus cemented the single-minded unity, the mainstay of the Korean revolution, and brought great innovation and rapid progress on all fronts of socialist construction.
In those days the army and the people of the DPRK have cherished the unshakable faith that the revolutionary cause of Kim Jong Il will be everlasting as long as they are guided by Kim Jong Un who is boundlessly faithful to his idea and cause.
The leadership of Kim Jong Un serves as a decisive guarantee for creditably carrying forward to completion the revolutionary cause of Juche through generations, the cause started by President Kim Il Sung and led to victory by Kim Jong Il.
The army and people of the DPRK will hold Kim Jong Il in high esteem forever and firmly defend his immortal revolutionary exploits and glorify them for all ages under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.
The sacred revolutionary career and undying feats of Kim Jong Il will remain shining forever in the history of the country under the guidance of Kim Jong Un.