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Holding High Banner of Theory of Ideology Called for
Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Friday in an editorial article calls for vigorously advancing toward the eminence of a great prosperous and powerful nation under the banner of theory of ideology indicated by General Secretary Kim Jong Il.

The theory that ideology decides everything is the starting point of building a great prosperous and powerful nation and it serves as a banner guaranteeing its ultimate victory, the article notes, adding that it is the stand of the Workers' Party of Korea that the might of ideology should be given full play whenever it faces vast and urgent economic tasks.

The article goes on:

When the might of the country grows and the socialist system is consolidated, the issue of ideology presents itself as all the more important one.

The Juche-based theory of ideology is a powerful ideological and theoretical weapon whose importance is further increasing in the IT era in the 21st century.

What one should guard against in particular in the IT age is the tendency of disregarding the might of ideology, overwhelmed by technology-and science-almighty theory. It is impossible to develop science and technology when the might of ideology is disregarded. Ideology is above science and technology.

Scientists and technicians of the DPRK accurately put satellite Kwangmyongsong-2 into orbit by carrier rocket Unha-2 and the workers of Kangson built a modern UHP electric arc furnace by their own efforts and with their own technology even under the most arduous and difficult conditions. This would have been unthinkable without the might of ideology and morality.

The Juche-oriented theory of ideology serves as an invincible treasured sword which helps the people display their greater might in the present times when a fierce anti-imperialist class struggle is underway.

The DPRK has achieved decisive victory by driving the U.S. imperialists to a tight corner in all the fields of politics, military affair, economy and diplomacy in recent years. This was possible not because it had a strong material potential. The political and ideological might of the DPRK was the source of strength which helped it foil the strategy for stifling the DPRK invented by those imperialists styling themselves strategists and the unprecedented blockade committed by them.

The Songun politics pursued by Kim Jong Il is one which embodies the theory of ideology and the Songun era is one that advances by the invincible ideological and moral power. The might of the Songun politics lies in that it arms all the people with the revolutionary soldier spirit and defends and glorifies socialism by dint of it. The Songun politics is based on the unity of the army and people in thinking and will.

The environment of the Korean revolution still remains difficult and complicated but the DPRK has such invincible weapon as the theory of ideology.

The Korean people have fully equipped with the revolutionary soldier spirit, the most revolutionary and militant idea and spirit in our era, going through thick and thin during the "Arduous March." The strong mentality they have built generation after generation helped bring about a fresh great Songun revolutionary surge.

The stirring reality today eloquently proves that there is nothing impossible for the Korean people and they can win everything when the might of ideology is given full play.

A rosy future of a great prosperous and powerful nation looms ahead of them, the article says, stressing that ultimate victory is in store for the party, army and people of the DPRK struggling guided by the theory of ideology.

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