Top 10 Worst Things that Happened in 2022

While many hope that 2022 will be better than the last 2 years, that isn't to say that it'll bring total peace and joy to the world. With the Omicron variant, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more disasters and celebrity deaths, it is unknown what will happen in the coming year.
The Top Ten
1 Russia Invades Ukraine On February 24th, 2022, Russia announced the beginning of its "special military operation" against Ukraine and shortly after began attacking Ukraine using missiles, rockets, and airstrikes. These were followed by a large scale ground invasion on four primary fronts.

The ongoing war has caused widespread devastation, contributed to a global economic crisis, a massive humanitarian crisis, and the death of up to 100,000 Ukrainians.

It is disheartening to acknowledge that a minority of individuals can cause so much suffering, heartache and grief for the majority.

I send my condolences to the families of the victims of these attacks, and I pray that this doesn't escalate into a deadlier attack, or potentially even the 3rd World War. I actually almost cried a little bit ago after seeing something on the news about a massive explosion in Kyiv, and I'm scared that it'll now more than ever escalate into a World War, especially with the president that we have, I'm worried that we won't be defending anymore, but fighting.

This should go to the top numbers now. If this keeps going on, what if we have a 3rd world war? We don't want to get killed do we? The Ukraine is being wiped off of our Earth if they don't do anything to Russia to stop this from continuing. Prayers to all the victims & families of this indescribable mess. 2022 has reached a catastrophe for the Ukraine.

This is horrible war in a different country with millions of people dying in Ukraine and being killed by Russian soldiers. Hopefully it will end soon, because this is just absolutely unforgivable of what's currently happening at the moment.

2 Putin Threatens to Start a Nuclear War

We are really close to it. Putin surely needs to be stopped.

But I'll say the controversial thing and say Zelensky needs to ease up too. He calls on NATO to launch preemptive strikes against Russia trying to eliminate the possibility of a nuclear strike, but this can honestly lead to said nuclear strike.

Everyone does not want this.

This means the world could in over the years. WWIII may be here. We're doomed. Thanks a lot Vladimir Putin.

Good god hopefully this guy gets assassinated soon.

Oh boy, that sounds bad. Putin lost his sanity completely at this point

3 Robb Elementary School Shooting On May 24th, 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother and then drove to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Armed with an AR-15 style rifle, Ramos fired shots for approximately 5 minutes outside the school before entering the school. While in the school, Ramos shot and killed nineteen students and two teachers, and wounded seventeen others. More than an hour after he entered the school, Ramos was shot and killed by members of the United States Border Patrol Tactical Unit.

As if you thought the mass shooting at the Buffalo supermarket in New York wasn't enough of a wake up call, here's a really shocking wake up call for Texas. 19 CHILDREN (+ 2 teachers) were KILLED at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas. This's causing more fear as shootings continue even though the chances of you or your kids getting shot at any school is very low. It shows us our country isn't at full peace & our gun control laws are stubborn. R.I.P. to the 21 people who lost their lives & pray for their families after Texas's deadliest school shooting & America's deadliest on school property since Sandy Hook Connecticut's in 2012.

On May 24th, 2022, a terrible shooting occurred in Uvalde, Texas, where 18 children and one teacher got shot and killed today. What's even worse is that this is the same day I'm commenting this, it is now the second deadliest U.S. school shooting and the 9th in U.S. history. May everyone who got shot rest in peace, be remembered and respected as the amazing people they were on Earth.

Literally Sandy Hook 2.0. What the hell is wrong with America? Why are we the only country where this still happens? Those children still had their whole lives ahead of them. I absolutely hate getting into politics but damnit something HAS to change.

What has gone through the shooter's mind to do something this cruel? My thoughts and prayers to the family of the children and teachers who died. Screw school shootings! This must have been absolutely horrifying

4 Buffalo, New York Supermarket Shooting On May 14th, 2022, in a racially motivated attack, Payton S. Gendron shot and killed 10 black people at a Tops Friendly Market supermarket. Three additional people were wounded.

Gendron is reported to have described himself as a supporter of white supremacy and an advocate for the "Great Replacement" conspiracy.

Ten people have died based on the Replacement Theory. Everyone should condemn mass shootings and white supremacy. Call out this extremist ideology against several public officials and media hosts who embrace and spread it.

This was a wake up call for New York & the entire U.S. showing us we haven't found the peace we needed for our country after all. 10 killed? I can't believe it. R.I.P. to all the victims & pray for Buffalo.

Now a supermarket shooting? Why?

5 Omicron Infection Rates Increase

That sucks, it made me get COVID in January 25th until February 1st that I had to be absent from school for two weeks, and was where I got it from. And now, my dad has it.

This is making history for the world even though it's said to be a mild variant compared to Delta. It shows us the world may never be normal again.

6 China Omicron Lockdown

Why was this item approved but "Shanghai COVID Lockdowns" wasn't? I added that two weeks ago and it never got approved.

But again, they have gone utterly draconian over the virus. There was a heart-wrenching video of the COVID police there beating a dog and I couldn't believe what I saw there. Plus another leaked video of cats inside plastic bags. They are quarantining both people and pets, keeping everyone locked up in the worst ways possible.

7 The Rise of Terrorism in Afghanistan

People like them are the reason for Islamophobia! Our religion (Islam) is a religion of peace not war! They'll be answering towards God.

Right when we were hoping for more peace after the Taliban attack, terrorism just grows. Prayers for all the families of Afghanistan & the world.

8 January North Korean Missile Launch

Seriously why are they more concerned about killing their "enemies" with nukes than actually making peace with them or with that matter their own oppressed people? This alone makes Kim Jong Un easily tied (if not worse) with Xi and Trump as the worst world leader of this century!

I thought North Korea was talking about the environment other than nukes... what happened?

9 Bucha Massacre
10 Fentanyl Epidemic

Lots of people are taking fentanyl more often. Fentanyl's said to be a pain medication, but many are going overboard with it. The high usage is causing diseases & deaths.

The Contenders
11 Mariupol Theater Airstrike

300 deaths from an airstrike all showing is the Ukraine isn't getting any better as the evil Russians keep attacking it.

12 Resurgence of Gun Violence in the United States of America

We're seeing a wide resurgence of gun violence across the country as more people get shot. It's a technically rare chance to get killed in a shooting, but it's seemingly not as rare as it was earlier. We're seeing more innocent people getting killed by mentally ill, messed up people with guns. It's all causing fear across the nation, which's what the gunmen want. Prayers to all the innocent people & families

13 Arianna Delane Gets Shot on New Year’s Day

Who the hell has the heart to shoot an innocent 4-year old relative of one of the most well known victims of racial inequality and why didn't the police respond to the event quickly? If it's anything racism is still an underlying problem and sadly anyone nowadays (even kids!) is in danger thanks to what's happening right now!

Arianna is recovering, thank heavens, but the perpetrator has not even been announced yet. I hope they got brought to justice as soon as possible.

Lots of people know who shot her, but the "no snitching" honor code is more important to uphold than bringing them to justice.

If you don't know who Arianna Hill is, she is the Niece of George Floyd!

14 FBI Searches Mar-a-Lago

So much for "innocent until proven guilty." What did he do? Unless you have solid, irrefutable evidence that he did something criminal, you have to get a search warrant for this garbage. It feels like we're living in Biff Tannen's Hill Valley in Back to the Future II; not the United States. I'd like to say this will backfire on the democrats, but after a good SIX YEARS of democrats (Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton) colluding with our foreign adversaries, doing crimes, or both, but they NEVER get held accountable! Meanwhile if Trump steps in dog poop, he gets investigated!

Americans are not divided as the media portrays. We all live, work, and coexist with one another. In America, it is deeply worrying to see the government investigate a former president in such an extreme manner, regardless of what their motives are. This situation has highlighted how vulnerable our society is to those who abuse power.

It's evident too many people didn't actually read the reason he was being investigated in the first place. Trump was in possession of documents he was supposed to turn over to the National Archives after he left office. The DOJ already was suspicious of where Trump was holding these documents, and when they found evidence it was at Mar-A-Lago, they executed a search warrant and found all those documents.
I have my issues with the FBI, and I understand people thinking it's not a coincidence that this happened just after thousands of new IRS agents were hired, but Trump is not an innocent man by any stretch of the word, and somebody needed to crack down on all his shady ventures.
EDIT: It may be a possibility Trump was holding onto NUCLEAR DOCUMENTS at Mar-A-Lago, and if true, that just makes it all the more apparent that he needs to be stripped of all his power ASAP.

Congrats, you managed to successfully unite Republican voters to continue voting Republican and in bigger numbers than before. Most Republicans already see this as something about as bad as a real insurrection and even Democrats like Andrew Yang are condemning this. Add to this the recent issue of hiring new IRS agents and many people are already exclaiming "if they can do it to Trump they will do it to you" in some form. The government and agencies really hate American civilians now.

15 January 3rd Islamic State Rocket Attack
16 January 3rd Kenyan Village Massacre
17 Kazakhstan Protests

It shows us it's still not at peace.

18 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan

This was a wake up call. It's Afghanistan's deadliest earthquake since 2002. 1163 were killed (1150 in Afghanistan & 13 in Pakistan) & there's no food storage space or shelter for the people or families. It was a magnitude 6.2. It's the deadliest earthquake anywhere on Earth since Haiti's in 2021. Good thing the U.S. has better infrastructure than Afghanistan. Makes a difference. Thankfully, rescue teams are delivering items to save the lives there. R.I.P. to all the victims of a historic Afghan disaster. A truly devastating way to start summer in Afghanistan.

Over 1000+ people lost their lives in just one day and the world wasn't mostly aware of this. I guess Afghans were abandoned by the whole world.

A thousand people dead and nobody bats an eye on this.

19 Death of Queen Elizabeth II Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; 21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). Her father acceded to the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, making Elizabeth the heir presumptive. She was educated privately at home and began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In November 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, and their more.

Her private secretary has confirmed that Elizabeth II, the queen who held the reign for 70 years, has died this day. She died peacefully, and Operation London Bridge has begun immediately. She was the most famous and iconic person in Britain history and all of the previous monarches. Charles III has taken the throne as king, and everyone in Britain will mourn this day. It's likely that about 20 years later, William, Duke of Cambridge will be king at about 60, and his son, Prince George of Cambridge, will be king at about 44, with the math done on the age 95.

It's crazy how life is going fast.

Rest in peace to Queen Elizabeth II indeed. She was 96 years old when she died and she seemed to have a wonderful life. She will be rocking in peaceful heaven.

The end of an era. R.I.P to the longest serving British monarch. It will be awkward to see God Save the King after this. There are so many big events on 2020s

20 Vaishno Devi Temple Stampede

This was a horrible start to the new year. 12 pilgrims were killed at the Vaishno Devi Temple. R.I.P. to them & prayers to their family.

21 Idlib Loses Water Supply After Russian Bombing

Poor people. This shows us how seriously horrible bombings are.

22 Mass Shooting in South Carolina Mall on Easter Weekend
23 Halloween Festival Stampede in Seoul, South Korea

156 killed at the Itaewon Halloween festival in South Korea's capital Seoul. This was among the deadliest stampedes in South Korea. It was supposed to be the 1st Halloween festival there since before COVID-19. It's among the biggest tragedies anywhere in 2022 & among the biggest Korean tragedies of all time. We should've learned more of safety since the Astroworld stampede in 2021. R.I.P. to all the victims taken & prayers for the families. We may never view events & their safety the same way again.

Over 156 people have DIED and over 152 others were injured on this crowd crush during a Halloween party in Itaewon, a neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea, making it the deadliest distater in South Korean history since the sinking of MV Sewol. It's crazy and unexpected seeing how many people have died in a Halloween party, which killed more people than many terrorist attacks.

24 Bronx Apartment Fire

All 17 were killed. Including a 2 year old. This's got to be the worst apartment disaster anywhere in years & the worst ever for Bronx. R.I.P. to all the 17. No survivors.

25 January Arauca Clashes
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