“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
Quod Erat Demonstrandum.