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.
As of November, 2014, it looks like there is also a custom-burned DVD-R version of the movie is being sold on Amazon here. You can also search Google to try and find a copy of the movie. And here's a copy of the film that I found posted to YouTube in late 2018 -- unfortunately, whoever created this version of the video did a bad job and part of the picture is missing. But it's the only copy available online right now, and as such might be worth viewing if you don't have the money to buy a DVD copy:
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Also in 1978, 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 economic 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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