Prevention of capitalist ideological poisoning called for

Korean News, 26 September 2001

Pyongyang, September 26 (KCNA)—Preventing the imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning presents at present itself as a serious issue related to defending state sovereignty and national interest. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article. It goes on:

Imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning is a form of aggression and interference perpetrated by them under the signboard of cooperation and exchange.

It is one of their strategies to dominate the world through reactionary ideological and cultural poisoning, the ambition they failed to realize by means of A-bombs and dollars.

The material wealth destroyed by a war can be restored but nothing can recover from the damage done to ideology and mentality.

The harmful nature of imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning lies in that it does enormous harm to the best national identity of every country and nation and makes the popular masses spiritually deformed.

The socialist idea and culture represent the idea and culture which help make people spiritually and morally noble and develop their emotion whereas the capitalist idea and culture play a baneful role of leading people to seek luxury and a dissolute life and benumbing their sound thinking and spirit.

The article calls for intensifying ideological education among the popular masses and incessantly struggling to prevent imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning. It continues:

For this it is necessary to cut off all channels of their ideological and cultural poisoning and intensify the struggle against elements harmful to socialism, which may undermine the socialist system.

The historical lessons teach that only when the imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning is checked through the demonstration of the advantages and might of the socialist idea and culture is it possible to defend the ideological and political base of socialism, ensure steady development of socialist culture and dynamically push ahead with the revolution and construction.