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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I've got my dreams
I know you think that's crazy
But I won't give up
'Cause I've got this burning desire in me
Oh baby it's me
While the world sleeps
I sit up all night thinking
And making my plans
'Cause there's something special ahead for me
Something ahead for me
So don't you tell me that I'm wasting my time, ruining my life
And that the odds against me are a million-to-one, don't be concerned
I'll take the heat for all the chances I'm gonna take
Mistakes that I'll make
Wait and see
You're gonna hear from me
So don't wait for heroes, do it yourself
You've got the power
Winners are losers
Who got up and gave it just one more try
One more try… One more try
If you're waiting for that miracle train to call out your name
And if you think the rainbow always finds someone else, never yourself
Just look inside and find that spark that's burning in you
Follow it through
The light you find
Well, it could change your life