CRUCIBLE MAJOR: Episode One

DARKNESS. SUFFERING. DISCIPLINE. REDEMPTION.
Welcome to the violent re-programming of a human mind.

Here’s Episode One: ”Some Pain Will Last”

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When all this is over, you will understand.

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Command Outpost ”CRUCIBLE”: Guadalcanal

Command Outpost ”CRUCIBLE”: Guadalcanal

CONFIDENTIAL – THE UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT COULD BE PREJUDICIAL TO THE INTERESTS OF THE CRUCIBLE MAJOR COMMAND.

= READER DISCRETION ADVISED =

This was one of the darkest moments, and darkest nights, of the entire World War II. The reason for posting this is to try to include my personal thoughts in between the text, hopefully fluently and without being confusing.

Here’s an example of me interrupting the original text:

 

[Pause reading for a second]

Narrator’s personal notes written inside two bracketed lines, like this.

[Back to the story]

 

The original text, is placed between the
— BEGIN TRANSMISSION —

and

— END TRANSMISSION —
lines. Copy?

Good. Here goes. LOCATION: The island of Guadalcanal, the Pacific theater of World War II. THE YEAR: 1942 (need to check that it wasn’t ’43, and possibly fix it here afterwards).

— BEGIN TRANSMISSION —

Puller called Del Valle again: “Give us all you’ve got. We’re holding on by our toenails.”

“I’ll give all you call for, Puller, but God knows what’ll happen when the ammo we have is gone.”

“If we don’t need it now, we’ll never need it. If they get through here tonight, there won’t be a tomorrow.”

[Pause reading for a second]

I repeat.

”If they get through here, THERE WON’T BE A TOMORROW.”

That’s the reality of the situation for these men. There won’t be a tomorrow.

[Back to the story]

Fuller called the CP from the flank:
“Colonel, I’m just about running out of ammo. I’ve used almost three and a half units of fire.”

“You’ve got bayonets, haven’t you, Fuller?”

“Sure. Yes, sir… all right then. Hang on.”

— END TRANSMISSION —

FINAL THOUGHTS:
You haven’t had food, or even water, for days. Instead, you have malaria. No sleep. You are shooting your very last bullets into the blackness of the tropical jungle’s hot and humid emptiness. Amidst the gunfire, you hear the distant battlecries of the HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of fanatic Japanese soldiers—who hate you deeply—closing in, and who are about to overrun you and kill every single one of you, your friends and your entire platoon. Any minute now. And basically, all you have is a knife.

Then a last desperate call to the Command Post, asking for ammunition, although the message between the lines is that you are begging them to give at least a theoretical chance for yourself and for your brothers to live through this night. And the response is, I mean they actually say that ”well you’ve got knives, don’t you, so DEAL WITH THE SITUATION.”

After the Colonel’s reply to Fuller, I can only imagine that surreal terror, then the realization and ACCEPTANCE of the absolute finality of the situation, then deciding the next course of action (probably just ”prepare for hand-to-hand engagement” or, most likely, ”this is it, the last minutes of ’me,’ the last minutes I can hear this rain and feel these clothes and smell this air and remember my famil—oh my God I can hear them right in front of me now, they are here, oh my God they are here”). And then, initiating the plan and ENGAGING. Move. Go.

But it’s just that… I can’t put it to words. I have tried to imagine the tone of Fuller’s voice of the last words of his ”hang on” reply. I hear it filled with both acceptance of dying and desperation, yet with sound of determination—but with a disturbing undertone of numbness; void of emotion.

I’ve been thinking about the tone of those two last words a lot.

Bayonets?

Sure, yes sir… yes we have knives.

…all right then. HANG ON.

Most of these men lived through that night, only to face the next—and similar—night, and after that, the next one, and after that, the next one… until one of VERY few options would happen.

 

”GOOD NIGHT CHESTY, WHEREVER YOU ARE”

Paid for civil disobediance, approved by the DEA & FDA

Paid for civil disobediance, approved by the DEA & FDA

6 SEP 18 – 0905 HRS

Starting to get paid for open and honest civil disobediance. Best of all: it’s all approved by the DEA and FDA.
 
I appreciate the new status symbol of DIRECTOR, but I see myself first and foremost as a FILM director, debuting within days. Shameless plug time. Check out the CRUCIBLE MAJOR teaser + some upcoming plot hints on this YouTube playlist:
 
Back to topic. Rather than a smuggler; I’d like to see myself as a NON-STATE ACTOR, (NSA, and there are several types of NSAs, mind you).
 
And to everyone condemning medical marijuana and CBD on this day and age of information, allow me to impart a word to the wise:
 
“Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and ‘progress,’ everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man’s refusal to bow to Authority.
 
We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent. As Oscar Wilde truly said, ‘Disobedience was man’s Original Virtue.’”
 
―Robert Anton Wilson“

”Crucible Major” season one teaser

”Crucible Major” is my catharsis, my redemption.

The entire series will be available besides YouTube as a digital download and as good old VHS tape recordings.

Extra & exclusive footage and additional info only for The Crucible Newsletter subscribers and to the members of the Facebook’s Combat Outpost ”CRUCIBLE” group.

CRUCIBLEMAJOR.COM website will be unveiled on the first days of September – at the same time with the announcement of the first episode’s launch date.

This is the birth of an entire new genre, entitled ”Serialized Parallel Documentary”.

AND USE THE DAMN COMMENT SECTION, AS IT TOOK FOREVER TO BUILD! Pretty please, with cyanide on top.

1918: At U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp

1918: At U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp

LATE SUMMER 1918 – PARRIS ISLAND

“By God, he’s a Marine. He looks as if he must sleep at attention. You know I always have to tell ‘em to look mean and nasty out there marching, but I never had to tell him. He’s a natural.

And he never makes the same mistake twice.”

[On military history knowledge:] “Hell, he gives me inferiority complex. I’ve read some, but this kid knows von Clausewitz backwards—and guys I’ve never heard of, by the dozen.

He’s some kid. This stuff is like a religion with him.”

The noncoms admired Puller’s work on the bayonet field, where big signs read:

ADVANCE TO KILL

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RELIGION: DISCIPLINE

A companion to the Crucible Major series. Thoughts about life, perseverance and discipline.

“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.” —Plato

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