Mark your calendars! November 23 is "Simas Kudirka Day."
Eight years later (in 1978), CBS aired a made-for-television movie special about the Kudirka incident. It starred Alan Arkin of M*A*S*H fame. I've seen the film and highly recommend that you do, too.
The same year, apparently, Kudirka put out a book about his experiences. It's also out of print, but it looks like there are a few copies available used at the time I write this. If you care about freedom and liberty, this might be a nice addition to your library.
Kudirka's ordeal reminds me of the Elian Gonlazes situation back in 2000. After a scene like this, I'm not surprised Elian grew up to decide that communist Cuba wasn't quite so bad.
Nice helmet, dude! You might want to ask yourself why America today allows a virtual tidal wave of illegal immigrants from Mexico to pour into the country, with no end in sight, yet isolated political refugees from communist countries who risk their lives attempting to get to the USA and freedom are quickly captured and dutifully shipped back to their countries of origin.
That sure is one heck of a coincidence! Yes, indeed.
Excerpt from Johnson v. M'Intosh, 21 U.S. (8 Wheat.) 543 (1823), a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court:
Evian is "naive" spelled backwards.
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