The man-centered world outlook clarified by the Juche idea


Because it shows most clearly the way of human emancipation, the Juche idea founded in Korea is highly praised in the world as the great guiding idea of the age of independence which points to the future of mankind.

The Juche idea is a revolutionary doctrine which indicates the way of human emancipation most scientifically because it is based on a man-centered world outlook.

The progressive nature and vitality of a world outlook depend on how correctly it shows the way of hewing out man’s destiny. If the world outlook is to show scientifically the way of man’s destiny, it should correctly explicate the position and role of man in the world.

The Juche idea has scientifically explained the intrinsic nature of man for the first time in history, and on this basis, defines man as the most superior and powerful being in the world.

According to the Juche idea, man is a social being with independence, creativity and consciousness. Independence, creativity and consciousness are the social; attributes of man that are formed and developed socio-historically, and they are inherent only in man, a social being. Thanks to his independence, creativity and consciousness, man opposes all kinds of natural and social restrictions and subordination and transforms nature and society more usefully and beneficially for himself. This makes man the most superior and powerful being in the world, who works actively on and reshapes the world purposefully and consciously. Therefore, man is the master of the world and his destiny and plays a decisive role in remolding the world and carving out his destiny.

The Juche idea has shed a new light on the inherent qualities of man and his position and role in the world, thus establishing a man-centered world outlook.

According to the Juche idea’s viewpoint of and attitude toward the world, the world is approached with man, the master of the world, in the center. Approaching the world with man in the center means approaching the world from the angle of the interests of man, the master of the world, and seeing the change and development of the world with the activities of man, the transformer of the world, as a main factor. That man occupies the position of master in the world and plays a decisive role in its development is a new verdict on the present world inhabited by human beings. As the Juche idea has explained, man is the master of the world. The most precious being in the world is man, and nothing is more valuable than his interests in the world. Man perceives and transforms the world to make everything in the world serve himself. All the things in the world are of value only when they serve man. Therefore, the world should be approached in the light of man’s interests and its better services to him.

Man not only holds the position of master in the world but also is the most powerful being in the world. Man alone can remodel the world. It is man that wants to remold the world and does so in effect. Man actively remodels the world in keeping with his independent wishes by using objective laws. This proves that it is a correct standpoint of and attitude toward the world to view the change and development of the world in the light of the voluntary activities of man who remolds nature and society purposefully to meet his needs.

As the Juche idea regards man as an almighty being and his dignity and value to the greatest height, man has come to enjoy genuine dignity and become the master of his destiny.
Fierce anti-US sentiment
The 500th day candlelight rally was held at an elementary school in Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province under the sponsorship of the All-People Measure Committee for Checking the Expansion of the US Military Base in Pyeongtaek.

500 days have passed since the south Korean people have waged candlelight vigil against the expansion of the US military base.

“The land is our lives! Strongly oppose to the expansion of the US military base!”

This is a resolute stand of the south Korean people. It signifies the hatred for the US troops who are frantic with war maneuver against north Korea, infringing upon the south Korean people’s basic right to live.

As already known, the US pressurized the south Korean authorities to make public “a comprehensive agreement for the relocation of the US military base in Yongsan,” “agreement” and “the plan for the relocation of the US military base.” The agreements stipulated that the US army move the military bases in Seoul including the Yongsan base to the southern part of River Han and the south Korean authorities are obliged to offer 3, 49 million pyeong (one pyeong equals 3.3 square meters) of land to the US military side in return for retrocession of 1 million pyeong land of the area.

In addition, the US put pressure upon the south Korean authorities to fill up the earth for the expansion of the US military base by investing the additional expense.

The south Korean people have turned out in the struggle against the high-handedness of the occupation army.

The All-People Measure Committee for Checking the Expansion of the US Military Base in Pyeongtaek said at the 500th day candlelight rally that the candlelight for national independence and peace will not be extinguished and their struggle for checking the expansion of the US military base would be further intensified.

The righteous struggle enjoys positive support from the south Korean people at home and abroad as well as the organizations for peace against war of other countries.

The US occupation army, get out from south Korea!
The dangerous “Strategic flexibility” of the US
As already reported, the US pressurized the south Korean authorities to agree on “strategic flexibility.”

By the “strategic flexibility” the US means that its forces in south Korea should take “responsibility for ensuring peace and maintaining stability” in Northeast Asia as a whole including the Korean Peninsula and rapidly intervene in the conflicts or disputes in any part of the region. The aim sought by the US purposes to contain big powers in the region with south Korea and Japan as military bridgeheads and, furthermore, put the whole of Asia under its military domination.

The agreement on the “strategic flexibility” of the US troops in south Korea has paved the way for turning south Korea into an outpost and a supply base serving the US in realizing its Asian strategy. It gave the US troops in south Korea who have asserted that their mission is to “exclusively defend the Korean Peninsula” a more aggressive nature of “combating the challenges of the region and the world.” This has brought into bolder relief the real objective of the US forces in south Korea under the strength of the illegal south Korea-US “mutual defense treaty.”

With the conclusion of the agreement also made it possible for the US to closely coordinate operations of its forces in Japan and south Korea, its biggest strategic strongholds in Asia and areas with the biggest US military presence, and rapidly hurl the forces into any place in Asia, to say nothing of the Korean Peninsula, at any moment.

The agreement diametrically runs counter to the UN Charter, which stipulates that all the UN member nations shall refrain from threatening other country by force of arms or using force against it for the purpose of intruding into its territory and depriving it of its political independence in international relations or in any manner incompatible with the objective of the UN.

What should not be overlooked is that the agreement is aimed to mount a preemptive attack on north Korea without difficulty.

The assistant secretary of the State Department for East and Pacific Affairs said that the “strategic flexibility” is aimed at coping challenges of security on the Korean peninsula and rapidly reinforcing the US troops in other parts of the world. The director of the National Security Council for Asian Affairs also said that the “strategic flexibility” is aimed at not only hurling the USFK in the Korean Peninsula or the region but also reinforcing the US troops in other parts of the world to south Korea in contingency.

The agreement on the “strategic flexibility” further strains the situation in and around the Korean Peninsula and accelerates the arms race.

The US must stop straining the military and political situation on the Korean Peninsula and other parts of Northeast Asia and withdraw its troops from south Korea immediately so that the Korean people may promote reconciliation, cooperation and reunification by their concerted efforts.