Rodong Sinmun in a by-lined article today says it is an important principle consistently maintained by the Workers' Party of Korea in its ideological work to steadily intensify cultural and emotional cultivation.One day Kim Jong Il is going to wake up to discover that all his subjects have spontaneously expired. Then where will he be?
It goes on:
When it is intensified so that everyone may work with a high cultural standard, full of hope and optimism for the future, the advantages of Korean-style socialism centered on the popular masses will be given full play.
Intensifying cultural and emotional cultivation is an important undertaking to vigorously speed up the building of a great prosperous powerful nation by giving full scope to the revolutionary zeal and optimistic fighting spirit of the Korean people. And it is an important demand in strictly curbing the reactionary ideological and cultural infiltration of the imperialists and firmly defending socialist ideology and culture in the DPRK.
The revolution victoriously advances where songs reverberate far and wide and miracles are wrought and feats performed in a place overflowing with rich emotion and optimism. When cultural and emotional cultivation is decisively intensified in all fields and at all units, the whole country will brim over with pulsating spirit and constant leaps be made in building a great prosperous powerful nation.
Only when cultural and emotional cultivation is intensified, the people can clearly understand that socialist cultural and emotional life in the DPRK is the most superior cultural and emotional one conforming to the independent nature of man and can actively turn out in the struggle against bourgeois ideology and culture and mode of life with full knowledge of their reactionary and harmful nature.That reminds me: I have some Imperialist skullduggery to attend to.
In the DPRK today there is no room for any alien and decadent culture with nothing in common with the most superior Korean-style socialist culture to set foot. The people in the DPRK are most sound and pure not only in ideology and spirit but also in culture and morality. There lies in intensifying cultural and emotional cultivation a sure guarantee for firmly defending Korean-style ideology and culture by frustrating the reactionary physiological smear campaign and ideological and cultural infiltration of the imperialists.
Crossposted on Soccer Dad