Bokosuka Theology

Mon, 12/06/2004 — Fasteriskhead

In our lives we begin to have some sense of the possibility of a universal milieu that, for lack of a better name, we might term "Bokosuka Wars." But how, one wonders, shall we move from this initial abstracted perception of what could be to a radical coming forth of "Bokosukaness" in our very lives? The problem must be approached from two directions.

We begin from the assumption of Bokosuka Wars as an omnipresent sphere of unity that is everywhere and composes all things. We are, all of us, both the White Knight and the purple soldier that only moves horizontally. Initially we rebel against the idea of the all-encompassing universal power of Bokosuka Wars; ironically, recognizing the very ubiquitousness of our subject tempts us to drift towards nihilism! We begin to ask ourselves, Well, if that's true, what's the point? If everything I do, and moreover everything I could ever possibly do, exists within the span of "Bokosukaness," then where exists any difference in the world? Does it matter, ultimately, whether I am confronted by "Wow! You lose!" or "Bravo! You win!"? In the first, what have I lost? In the second, what have I gained?

That is to say, in the face of both the enormity and the radical lack of contrast offered by a surrendur to Bokosuka Wars, we begin to feel not just disempowered but drifting off into things we would rather not become. To a degree we define ourselves by our differences: I am a knight and not a blue squid demon, I like Puccini and not the Clash, I sleep with young men of moderate build and not pudgy middle-aged women. Giving ourselves to Bokosuka Wars proposes a blending of "Wow!" with "Bravo!" that we find, on the one hand, terrifying, but on the other, tempting, a pull towards absolute relativism, lack of meaning, and despair that we must avoid at all costs. If we are to continue our move towards a personalized and living "Bokosukaness" it must be from a second direction, so that we can both disarm the terror of the loss of self (on the one hand) and the pull of flattened purposelessness (on the other).

We must begin to see Bokosuka Wars not as an exterior force that transforms us but rather as something that we are at every moment creating and (perhaps even more deeply) becoming. We are our selves, but our selves in Bokosuka Wars and never apart from it. Every choice we may make in life is the move of a single yellow demon within the last 200 meters, itself seemingly insignificant, but the entire battle finally leading to a "Wow!" or a "Bravo!" is made up of these singular, seemingly insignificant maneuvers that are, all the time, creating and pulling forth the totality of Bokosuka Wars. In the end we will never have a full comprehension of a single moment, let alone a full 600 meter march, but this does not stop us from doing that which we are pulled towards in order to accomplish the glory of the Bokosuka Whole. This radical Whole, far from rendering our own choices meaningless, is in truth what offers us fulfillment in our accomplishments, so that they might be accomplishments rather than merely atomized movements in a dead universe of nonpurpose.

A final move must be made to complete our task, and that is to return finally to the universalist direction from which we started: in order to fully grasp an absolute "Bokosukaness" we must be able to subvert chronological progression. From our perspective, "Bravo! You win!" and "Wow! You lose!" seem to happen for different battles, but the radical elimination of differentiation as it occurs in Bokosuka Wars suggests that ultimately (though not currently) we exist at a single point where all things and all possibilities comingle. Here the White Knight is the blue king and he exists at all locations in the field (which is ultimately only one location, that is to say no location). All things that exist are compressed and renewed as 600 meters is condensed into one totality. They are all One inside of the singular entity known as Bokosuka Wars, the final reality that we must construct (and are constructing) here and now if we are to discover a meaning for ourselves in our own lives.

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