Nachrichten, Kommentare und Dokumente aus der Zeitung Rodong Sinmun in offizieller englischer Übersetzung.
Mar. 30, Juche 109 (2020) Monday
Let Us Uphold and Glorify Our Culture and Lifestyle
It is the firm will of the DPRK to fully display the might of a powerful country in the domain of culture as well as the political, military and economic fields.
The imperialists are getting ever crafty and vicious in their challenge and ideological and cultural infiltration moves to check the victorious advance of the DPRK.
To cope with this, all the people should, with one mind and will, create the civilization of their own style free from any alien tendency, starting from the steadfast viewpoint that the socialist culture and lifestyle are the best.
Jan. 21, Juche 109 (2020) Tuesday
Individualism, Hotbed of Every Social Evil in Capitalist Society
Individualism is a reactionary idea to satisfy one’s own desire by sacrificing not only the public interests but also the other’s.
Individualism serves as the principle of people’s thinking and action and the principle of political activities of a reactionary state as well as the principle of activities of anti-popular social forces and political groups in capitalist society.
Individualism is a source of all social evils in capitalist society.
Individualism with which one ruthlessly tramples down reason, morality, conscience and obligation for one’s own comfort and pleasure and seeks one’s own interests by sacrificing the other produces all social evils such as murder, robbery and fraud.
Disillusion, political distrust and hatred based on the extreme individualism are rampant in the capitalist society.
It is the self-evident truth that there is no future for the capitalist society where man is neither respected nor valued and individualism encouraging selfish interests is prevalent.
True human relations can never be formed and the sound development of society cannot be made in capitalist society where individualism is prevalent.
Kim Sung Gol
Jan. 14, Juche 109 (2020) Tuesday
Capitalist Publications Paralyzing Working People’s Consciousness of Independence
Mass media in the capitalist society talk much about “freedom of speech”, but in fact it is no more than a reptile bugler for defending the reactionary internal and external policies of the ruling class, the capitalist class, and representing their interests.
The media in the capitalist society serve as carriers which propagate and nourish the corrupt bourgeois idea, culture and way of life.
The ruling class in the capitalist society uses the press as a means of benumbing the sound ideological consciousness of people and commercial profit-making organization for their profits.
Owing to the bourgeois idea and culture spread by the press, various crimes like exploitation and plunder, fraud and deception, murder and flesh traffic are prevalent, immorality and corruption rampant and the consciousness of racial discrimination, racism and misanthropy incite in the capitalist society.
The people’s consciousness of independence is being benumbed and they are ideologically and culturally being poisoned and degenerated owing to the influence of the press which imbues the people with the bourgeois idea and culture.
The press in the capitalist society is a tool for implementing the aggressive foreign policy of the ruling class.
The press also plays a big role in rationalizing the exploitation and suppression of the popular masses and the aggression and plunder of other countries and spreading the reactionary idea and culture to obliterate the independent ideological consciousness.
Ri Chol Hyok
Jan. 7, Juche 109 (2020) Tuesday
Reactionary Nature of Capitalist System Cannot Be Concealed
Societies that had existed before capitalism were all unequal but capitalism is the worst ever that surpasses all of them.
In capitalist society the privileged accounting for 1 percent of population holds all the power and wealth, and oppresses and exploits all strata of people of 99 percent.
In the socio-class point of view, the foundation of socialism is people while that of capitalism is the capitalist class. It is obvious that capitalism based on a tiny handful of 1 percent will collapse if the absolute majority of 99 percent vent their hatred and anger.
As capitalism reaches the red line, the mammonistic plutocrats as well as the ruling circles of the western countries are trembling with anxiety and fear.
The ruling circles and monopolistic plutocrats in the western countries, upset by their wavering domination and privileged position, are resorting to all kinds of trickeries to ease the extreme socio-political contradiction even a bit.
But such a camouflage can neither cover up nor ease the socio-political contradiction and confrontation of capitalism.
Capitalism can never hide its nature as a reactionary society that goes against the desire and intrinsic requirements of the popular masses, however hard it disguises itself.
Society with its back turned on the public sentiment is doomed to ruin.
Ri Kyong Su