Self-reliance is DPRK's consistent line

DPRK Propaganda poster
"Self-reliance is eternal lifeline of Korean-style revolution" (Photo KCNA)

By Hong Jin Hyok
Rodong Sinmun

There is no immutable mode in developing the state and social system, but the fundamental principle of progress and development that one should solve everything and open a shortcut to a leap with one's own efforts in any case does not change.

Self-reliance is the core in state building and activities and the line that should be consistently maintained and embodied.

The mode of development based on self-reliance is not new to us.

The Workers' Party of Korea that put up the banner of independence has put forward self-reliance as the lifeline of state-building in the whole period of revolutionary leadership and has neither known an inch of deflection nor a trifling deviation from the orbit of self-reliance and self-development.

It is the fixed determination and will of the Party to build up national economic power in the shortest span of time and successfully attain the goals set by us by giving fullest play to the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance, the mode of struggle peculiar to the Korean revolutionaries and their stamina of creation.

If one does not believe in one's strength, one is afraid of pent-up difficulties and does not work to outpace others. Then one will harbor illusions about others with increasing dependency on them.

The revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and the fighting traits are, indeed, our asset more precious than billions of money and wealth and a sure guarantee for the development and prosperity of the DPRK. That's why the Party puts particular emphasis on the need to turn self-reliance into social customs and intensify education in self-reliance as never before.

All the officials, Party members and other working people should bear in mind the faith that self-reliance is way out for us and the only and one way for advance and development and discharge their responsibility and role in the on-going grand revolutionary march.

(KCNA - September 17, 2019)