calendar>>December 4. 2009 Juche 98
Masses Termed Engine Steering Development of History
Pyongyang, December 4 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il made a scientific clarification of the characteristics of the present times that the popular masses are steering the development of history, powerfully promoting the development of human history. This is an immortal exploit he has performed for the accomplishment of the cause of global independence. Rodong Sinmun Friday says this in a signed article.

The orientation of the development of history is defined by the desire of the popular masses, the driving force of history, for independence and their struggle for translating it into a reality, the article notes, adding that this is clearly proved by the people's ever-mounting worldwide struggle against all forms of domination, subjugation, aggression and war.

The article goes on:

Independence is the main trend of the development of history in the present times and it is Songun which gives an impetus to this trend.

Kim Jong Il's unique Songun politics has firmly grasped the hearts of hundreds of millions of people as it is universally recognized as the most effective political mode in the present times.

The great Songun idea has been widely disseminated worldwide as the pronoun of justice and truth, banner of independence against imperialism and a symbol of victory.

The Songun politics, an all-powerful treasured sword and banner of all victories, instills strong energy and courage into the progressive people while frustrating the imperialists' ambition for domination and policies of aggression, thus giving rise to the wave of struggle for independence in the world.

No force on earth can stem the trend of the historical development in the present times toward independence and Songun.

Unexpected complicated developments took place in various regions as evidenced by the collapse of socialism in some countries. This was nothing but temporary and abnormal ones that happened in the course of humankind's advance toward an independent new world.

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