Posted by The Happy Tutor
Of course WB is authoritative for live without hope. We specialize in that. Boethius is a great comfort. Though he was strangled by the Emperor Theodoric's minions until his eyeballs popped for his skull, then beaten to death with clubs, his Consolations of Philosophy remains a classic. Boethius father in law, Senator Symmachus, was also killed for good measure by the Emperor Theodoric, but the story has a happy ending,
Procopius wrote how Theodoric was stricken with guilt soon after this when the head of a large fish was served him, reminding him of the head of Symmachus. Terrified he caught a chill, which piles of blankets could not smother. He lamented the wrongs he had done against Symmachus and Boethius and died in 526.
So, the Cosmos, much like the Free Market, gradually brings all into harmony. Be consoled, all ye who suffer under the rule of men not law.