The Watering Hole; Friday November 29 2013; SALIGIA et GOP

“SALIGIA” is an acronym.  “GOP” is also an acronym. Beyond that, there’s really only one basic difference between them which is, in a nutshell, that SALIGIA is a Latin acronym and GOP is English-based. A closer look reveals the rather remarkable similarity — centuries disparate, but still definitive.

S*A*L*I*G*I*A  (aka The Seven Deadly Sins):

S: Superbia  (Pride): Love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one’s neighbor.

A: Avaritia (Greed):  Disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason, especially for personal gain, for example through bribery. Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed.

L: Luxuria (Lust):  Desire for sexual or sociological excesses, compulsions and/or transgressions; a passionate or overmastering desire or craving, e.g. a lust for power.

I: Invidia (Envy): Love of one’s own good perverted to a desire to deprive other men of theirs.

G: Gula (Gluttony):   The over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste; “extravagant” indulgence.

I: Ira (Wrath):  Uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger which can manifest as vehement denial of the truth, both to others and in the form of self-denial, impatience with the procedure of law, and the desire to seek revenge outside of the workings of the justice system (such as engaging in vigilantism) and generally wishing to do evil or harm to others. The transgressions borne of vengeance are among the most serious, including murder, assault, and in extreme cases, genocide.

A: Acedia (Sloth):  Apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue; depression, and joylessness; a sin of laziness or indifference, of an unwillingness to act, an unwillingness to care; indolence.

Within the last fifty or so years, ‘SALIGIA’ has been simplified. The Seven Deadly Sins are still there, of course, but today we express them in a bit more compressed fashion. In today’s America Amurka the new (anglicized) acronym contains only three letters; letters which do still, nevertheless, reflect each and all of the ancient ‘SALIGIA.’ To wit:

G*O*P  (aka The Seven Deadly Sins, compressed, American-style):

G: Greed (see “Avaritia,” above) — “Disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason, especially for personal gain, for example through bribery. Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed.

O: Opression (see “Lust-Envy-Gluttony-Wrath-Sloth” above)

P: Pride  (see “Superbia,” above) — “Love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one’s neighbor.”

So there you have it: the terminal definition of numerous and historic concepts each and all designed to control human thought and action. The Deadly Sin thesis (presumably) originates in the Bible, and thereinafter constantly re-emerges to embrace human cultures and societies one after the other, including (for example and to name but a few deadly sin-based power structures): Feudalism; (Nazi) Fascism; (Soviet) Communism; plus of course today’s (American) Capitalism. Each and all of such human tyrannies have been eternally (and formally) dedicated to one fundamental SALIGIA-based atrocity: the elevation of the wealthy and powerful, always by way of the enduring impairment and subjugation of the common man.

SALIGIA = GOP
QED
Quod Erat Demonstrandum.

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42 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; Friday November 29 2013; SALIGIA et GOP

  1. Hello from cold Chicago! hope you all had a great day off….i’ll be glad to get back to New Mexico and warmth…

    laters

  2. Here along the Front Range, the ground is still snow-covered and though our small handful of stores and markets are open, it’s no different than any other Friday. Save for the snow. Call it “White Friday” maybe? Oh, and the nearest Walmart is close to thirty miles from here (it’s about three miles past the nearest stoplight).

    Weather people are saying temps in the sixties today. Great weather for bike riding — after I fix the flat tire, of course. Damn bullhead thorns!

    • I’ve got five Walmarts close to my house. I don’t need anything in any one of them.
      I could shop in a Costco, if I thought I had the time.

      • Bullhead thorns…
        Makes sense, we used to call them goatheads but the result was the same.
        You may want to try Mr. Tuffy tire liners.

        • Here they’re either called bullheads or goatheads, roughly at a resp. 60:40 ratio. I have both tire liners and thorn resistant tubes, and usually the combination is adequate. But not always. Next order of business is to pick up another patch kit since I’ve only got one patch left from the three kits I’ve gone through in the last six months.

          Life can be so unfair.

  3. I have nearly finished washing all the dishes. My husband wants to go shopping, he actually needs to replace a broken razor. We are doomed.

    • We had to pick up Nonewhere’s laptop today. It was at a mall. Walmart was near this mall and I was surprised that the stores were not crowded and the parking lots were not full. The business that had the computer is located in a shared store space. It was similar to a flea market. We walked around to look at what type of items were being sold by various vendors and several vendors said, “Thank you for shopping today.” Then again, I live in a city that has a lot of second hand shops and recycling goods is popular.

  4. The ruling class only rules for so long as the lower class lets them. Every so often, there is a revolution, inspired by the not-yet ruling class, recruiting the lower class to lop off the heads of the ruling class, and a new ruling class emerges.

    This will continue until such point as we, collectively, decide we no longer want to heap obscene amounts of wealth on the very few and suffer all kinds of deprivations by the masses.

    Some say education has failed in the U.S. It has not. It has served the ruling class very, very well these past few decades.

  5. In the last couple of days several RWNJ heroes have come out and labeled Pope Frank a Marxist. Myself, I would rather see a Marxist Pope than a Nazi one but that is just my opinion. What I would dearly love to see is the Pontiff respond to these comments while wearing Groucho glasses and waving a cigar around. But that would be the most unhoid of thing I ever hoid of.

      • Yeah, all I could think was that given a choice between hiring a tatooed, orange-haired guy in a dress and her, I’m going with the one I think my customers could stand to interact with and that’s not going to be her.

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