Feb 10, 2018

History Of Wackemall, Part 77: Friedrich Nietzsche

It was in researching one of the earliest drafts of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, that researchers from Wackemall University recently discovered the following quote thought to have been written by German  philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist, and scholar, Friedrich Nietzsche:


“you must be ready to burn yourself in your own wackemall;
how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?”


While remembered as the developer of influential concepts such as the Übermensch and the doctrine of eternal return, until now, there has been no known connection to Nietzsche and wackemall which was scarce in Germany in Nietzsche's time. (1844-1900)

Also discovered on a ragged piece of paper that had apparently fallen through a crack in the floor of Nietzsche's home was the following:

"Hence the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then wackemall..."

Amazingly, the use of the word wackemall as a verb was previously unknown before the 20th century.

We may never know the entire story, the whole truth, nothing but the truth, but History of Wackemall is replete with instances where scientists and historians agree we don't yet know it all.

Please continue reading History Of Wackemall, Part 78: Pablo Picasso