calendar>>February 26. 2009 Juche 98
Struggle against Imperialists' Ideological and Cultural Poisoning Called for
Pyongyang, February 26 (KCNA) -- The people of the revolutionary countries and other countries desirous of independence should decisively foil the imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning with a revolutionary ideological offensive in order to achieve the independent development and prosperity of their countries and nations and victoriously advance the human cause of global independence, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.

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Now the international relations develop and relations between countries and nations become closer, while cooperation and exchanges get brisk in different fields. The imperialists regard this as a golden chance of widely disseminating their decadent bourgeois ideology and culture among other countries.

They are apt to utter such glossy words as "cultural exchange" and "development of human civilization." They label those countries which keep their doors shut to the ideological and cultural poisoning "closed society" and "dictatorial state" and force them to open their doors, advocating "freedom of thinking" and "theory of culture having no boundary."

The reality requires the world progressives to clearly see through the essence and danger of the imperialists' moves for ideological and cultural poisoning and heighten vigilance against them.

History proves that if ideology is neglected and ideological work given up in socialist society, the people will get ideologically ill, everything socialist will be degenerated and destroyed. And they will not be able to defend socialism no matter what strong economic and military potentials they have in case their socialist ideological position collapses.

Any attempt to allow the imperialists to disseminate the reactionary bourgeois ideology and culture and way of life under the signboard of "exchange and cooperation" would entail grave consequences.

It is necessary to strictly guard against the infiltration of the decadent imperialist culture which is like narcotic benumbing the sound spirit of the people and, at the same time, expose the reactionary nature and danger of the imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning and take practical measures to frustrate it.

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