In this grave hour, perhaps the most fateful in our history,
I send to every household of my people,
both at home and overseas,
this message,
spoken with the same depth of feeling for each one of you as if I were able to cross your threshold
and speak to you myself.


Comrades and friends.[…]
During the long period from its founding until today,
our people’s army has come
to have the almighty chuch’e-based art of war
and the experience of winning constant victories
in the process of waging guerilla warfare and regular warfare
and confrontational wars without the sounds of gunshots
and the roars of cannons, and grown into an infinitely powerful strong army
fully equipped with means of attack and means of defense
of our style with which it is fully capable of responding to any modern warfare.


And while this reply stated
that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations,
it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan
makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned
many days or even weeks ago. [...]
The people of the United States have already formed their opinions
and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.


We are the ones making a difference,
we, the people of the Rebellion,
and the schools striking for the climate,
are the ones making a difference.
It shouldn’t be like that, but since no one else is doing anything,
we will have to do so.


This then is my proposal, and this I move.
If the proposal is carried out,
I think that even now the state of our affairs may be remedied.
But if any one has a better proposal to make,
let him make it, and give us his advice.
And I pray to all the gods
that whatever be the decision that you are about to make,
it may be for your good.