Kim Jong Il is Reputed as the Most Famous Man in the World
The Bulgarian paper ¡°Sewersen
Secret¡± reported that while the world focuses on Kim Jong Il, chairman of the National
Defense Commission of the Democratic People's
According to the poll, the characteristic features of Kim Jong Il are: firstly, he is a man of high principle; secondly, he is a superb diplomat; thirdly, he has a firm hold on the army. The Americans ranked the Chairman as number one man of the world in 2004.
Though this appraisal was made by the people of a hostile country, it is comparatively unprejudiced.
Leader Kim Jong Il¡¯s Political Ability
The political philosophy of Kim Jong Il,
leader of the DPRK, is the Juche philosophy. The Juche philosophy forms the basis of the Juche
idea which is recognized as the guiding idea of the cause of human
independence. It is a philosophical idea which clarified the anthropocentric
philosophical principle that man is the master of everything and decides
everything, and a people-centered socio-historical principle that the popular
masses are the subject of social history and that the socio-historical movement
is an independent, creative and conscious movement of the masses. It must be
¡°The People is my God.¡± This is Kim Jong Il¡¯s motto. According to the motto, a political leader is not a monarch who reigns over the people but their faithful servant. He considers that the first criterion of a political leader is his love for the people. The Juche idea can be considered identical with the idea that the people are my God in that a political leader should work for the people and rely on them.
As he has this political philosophy and idea, his politics is always enjoyed absolute supports and trust of the people. Herein lies the secret of his successful and consistent politics.
He is uncommon in courage,
self-confidence and will. People will remember that after the passing of
At this juncture Kim Jong Il solemnly declared: ¡°Expect no change from me!¡± History showed in practice what his will and courage were.
¡°Let's see who laughs last.¡± With this confidence, will and courage he held high the banner of socialism even in the bitterest adversity.
The world people admire him not only as a iron-willed man of matchless courage but also as a political leader of ability who is expert in politics, well-informed in the economy, preeminent in military affairs and mature in diplomacy.
To sum up the comments of south Koreans who know rather well about him, he is an uncommon statesman who is very common as a man but possesses very exceptional political ability.
He has a remarkable political sense and leadership ability as well as a broad knowledge. It is said that he enforces musical politics. This is no accidental. Because he has a profound knowledge of and an extraordinary talent for music, he regards it as a powerful means of his politics and, skillfully applies it to his politics. The Songun politics, his peculiar political method which attracts the great attention of the international community is inconceivable without his outstanding political ability.
As he is a political leader of this type, he has adhered to the principle of anti-imperialism, independence and socialism, achieved the single-hearted unity of the whole society and led the battle for the defense of socialism to victory in the 21st century after the 1990s.