The following letter was sent by the central committee of the CPGB-ML to Comrade Kim Jong Un and the Workers Party of Korea to mark the 110th anniversary of Comrade Kim Il Sung’s birth.
Please accept our warm and heartfelt greetings on the forthcoming occasion of the 110th anniversary of the birth of Korea’s greatest son, Comrade Kim Il Sung.
Comrade Kim Il Sung led the Korean people in the long and arduous struggle for emancipation from imperialist oppression and feudal backwardness, throughout such severe challenges as the Japanese occupation of your country, to the Fatherland Liberation War against the combined forces of imperialism led by the United States.
Inspired by the Great Socialist October Revolution led by Comrade Lenin, and emphasising the need for a thorough understanding of Marxism-Leninism in order to be able to chart the correct path at all times, he led the Korean people to victory against the most enormous odds.
When Khrushchevite revisionism was rending apart the international communist movement, Comrade Kim Il Sung, through the juche idea, taught the Korean people to be independent in pursuing the correct path, rather than relying on outsiders who were distorting the teachings of Marxism-Leninism in order to restore capitalism and capitulate to imperialist bullying.
In safeguarding their socialist society as the apple of their eye despite the most vicious imperialist measures taken to destroy the Korean economy through sanctions and constant threats of further military aggression, and to keep the country divided contrary to the earnest desires of the majority of its people, the Korean people have upheld the truth of Marxism-Leninism by unleashing the full spirit, creativity and potential of millions of working people able to solve all problems.
Today we are in the midst of a turning point in world history. Crazed by an ongoing crisis of overproduction combined with inability to expand any further, imperialism is now embarking on military adventures that are plunging the masses of the world into a worse level of poverty than that which has been torturing them for quite some time.
Even in imperialist countries such as Britain and the USA, the masses are facing a sudden abrupt and permanent fall in their living standards, which will force them into rebellion against the capitalist economic system that can no longer bring progress but only devastation and ruin.
At such a time, the leadership of such great persons as Comrade Kim Il Sung and the communist leadership organisations that he helped to organise is critical for the emancipation of the people of the world.
We are sure that such persons and organisations will arise and will be greatly helped by studying the experience of Comrade Kim Il Sung as set out in his comprehensive revolutionary works.
On this auspicious occasion, we renew to you the assurances of our highest consideration and of our fullest support and solidarity with you, your party and your people at all times.