Matheus Knupp Ferreira, Social Media Coordinator of the Korea Friendship Association, Brazil
“VIRTUE” is a word designed to describe positive and admirable traits in men. Characteristics and behaviors such as kindness, honesty, charity, patience, among others, are considered virtues of great value, which make a man respected and appreciated. Among them, the most laudable and prestigious of all is loyalty.
That's because loyalty is what makes man invariable in his principles and attitudes, makes him endure pain, hunger and torture in the name of a purpose. Therefore, the man who possesses it is very commendable.
In the oppressive society of antagonistic classes, virtues are a rare element. Few are men of virtue, and this is because this is an extremely corrupt and decadent society, and therefore men who grow up in such a society tend to embody its characteristics.
In the independent socialist society, where the masses become masters of power and culture, helping and guiding each other, this virtue is a law. In socialist society, loyalty is expressed in defending the leader's idea and leadership at all costs, in supporting him limitlessly and making his ideals shine.
The most perfect incarnation of this virtue was Kim Jong Il. He, from early age, was incomparably faithful to his Leader. He studied and made everyone study his works and biography, made produce artistic pieces about his revolutionary career and great personality, and defended with all his being his leadership and his health, even working at dawn.
As a humble soldier, he devoted all his energies and commitment to glorifying the respected name of his Leader and bringing to reality the projects he dreamed of, going from one job to another with untiring vigor, with the sole motivation of praising him and following him to the end.
This praiseworthy life and virtuous conduct of Comrade Kim Jong Il brings tears to the eyes. He is an example to be admired and learned by all of us.
Learning from Leader Kim Jong Il's incomparable and unvarying loyalty, one can achieve astonishing victories in the revolutionary struggle and in the construction of socialism.
Because of him, Korea, once a backward and trampled country, has become an impregnable stronghold, a beacon of hope for the peoples of the world and a nation proud of its 5000-year history that embraced Kim Il Sung for the first time as its Sun and redeemer, as the only leader and banner of all victories and glories.
Because of him, Korea survived the political whirlwind of the 20th century and remained on the only path of Juche, on the only road started by the great Leader Kim Il Sung on Mount Paektu. There were so many incredible feats achieved by having such a virtue, that trying to cite them all would make it impossible to finish this simple text.
Indeed, Kim Jong Il was a great virtuous man of the Korean revolution who leaves a history lesson for everyone. Learning from its virtue, successes are achieved and the revolution advances and continues generation after generation safely and successfully. May his praiseworthy name shine forever!