President Kim Il Sung created the Juche idea on the basis of scientific insight into a new era in the early period of stirring 20th century.
Chairman Kim Jong Il said.
“Our leader(President Kim Il Sung) created the great Juche idea after acquiring a deep insight into the requirements of a new era when the oppressed and humiliated masses of the people became masters of their own destiny. Thus he developed their struggle for independence onto a higher plane and opened up the age of Juche, a new era in the development of human history.”
Ideological and theoretical genius of the President who acquired scientific insight into a stirring new era and created the Juche idea can be found in the fact that he penetrated deep into the essence of a new era when the oppressed and humiliated working masses of the people became masters of history, the masters of their own destiny.
Amid the worldwide rapid changes and trend of the era from the 1920s to the early 1930s, the masses of the people who had been oppressed and humiliated in the past became masters of their destiny, the era and history.
The President penetrated deep into the revolutionary advance of the popular masses in that period and paid peculiar attention to some problems different from those of the past.
One of them was that the masses’ struggle was active assuming violent and organizational character wherever it waged or whatever goal it set. Another was that the revolutionary movement was developing in a broad and diversified way on a worldwide scale.
A new stirring era was heralding that the era when capitalism and imperialism had dominated the world and decided destiny of the oppressed people would disappear undoubtedly and the working masses of the people stand in the center of the trend of the era and achieve sure victory in their liberation struggle.
It was the era of revolutionary struggle when the fierce class struggle was being waged on an international scale and all the exploited people and oppressed nations turning out in the liberation struggle—this was what the President penetrated into with his unusual wisdom.
Ideological and theoretical genius of the President who acquired scientific insight into a stirring new era and created the Juche idea can be found in the fact that he saw through before anyone else the requirement of the era and the fundamental aspiration of the popular masses who were emerging as masters of history and their destiny and applied them perfectly in the Juche idea.
Even in the early 20th century, the popular masses failed to be aware of their fundamental demands and aspiration. No one thought of what had made the masses burst into anger and what the ultimate goal to be attained by their resistance was.
It was the era when the masses’ revolutionary movement for independence developed in a broad and diversified way on a worldwide scale, the stirring era of struggle when all the oppressed people in the world turned out in the struggle to shape their destiny.
The President was sure that the right as masters of their destiny, the independent right the popular masses want to have even by sacrificing their lives is the fundamental demand and aspiration of the masses and the requirement and aspiration of the era.
That the President noticed the masses who emerged as masters of history in the stirring times and their independent aspiration and demand was a great event that awakened them for the first time to essence of the era and developing history that the history of human thought had not clarified for thousands of years.
Today the world people highly praise that the Juche idea is the people-centered idea evolved and systematized with the people at the center, the revolutionary ideology of independence as it was founded in the era when the masses of the people live and their aspiration gets strong.
Exploits of President Kim Il Sung, who acquired insight into requirements of the era when the masses emerged as masters of history and their destiny in the early 20th century and founded the Juche idea, will be immortal along with the history.