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.

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 third World War. I actually almost cried a little bit ago after seeing something on the news about a massive explosion in Kyiv. I'm scared that it will 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? Ukraine is being wiped off our Earth if they don't do anything to stop Russia from continuing this. Prayers to all the victims and families of this indescribable mess. 2022 has reached a catastrophe for Ukraine.

2 Putin Threatens to Start a Nuclear War

My theory is that Putin is going to start a nuclear war in the late 2020s or 2030, and it will go on until 2032, when the nuclear war becomes so intense the entire world is destroyed.

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 end over the years. WWIII may be here. We're doomed. Thanks a lot, Vladimir Putin.

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 is causing more fear as shootings continue, even though the chances of you or your kids getting shot at any school are very low. It shows us our country isn't at full peace and our gun control laws are stubborn. R.I.P. to the 21 people who lost their lives and pray for their families after Texas's deadliest school shooting and America's deadliest on school property since Sandy Hook, Connecticut in 2012.

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 and several public officials and media hosts who embrace and spread it.

This was a wake-up call for New York and 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. Rest in peace to all the victims and pray for Buffalo.

Now a supermarket shooting? Why?

5 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. 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.

6 Omicron Infection Rates Increase

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.

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

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 to God.

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

8 Bucha Massacre
9 Fentanyl Epidemic

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

10 January North Korean Missile Launch

Seriously, why are they more concerned about killing their "enemies" with nukes than actually making peace with them or, for 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?

The Contenders
11 Mariupol Theater Airstrike

300 deaths from an airstrike all showing is 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 technically a 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 is what the gunmen want. Prayers to all the innocent people and 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 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 are 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.

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, they never get held accountable! Meanwhile, if Trump steps in dog poop, he gets investigated!

15 January 3rd Islamic State Rocket Attack
16 January 3rd Kenyan Village Massacre
17 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan

This was a wake-up call. It's Afghanistan's deadliest earthquake since 2002. 1,163 were killed (1,150 in Afghanistan and 13 in Pakistan), and 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 lives there. Rest in peace to all the victims of a historic Afghan disaster. A truly devastating way to start summer in Afghanistan.

18 Kazakhstan Protests

It shows us it's still not at peace.

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... read more

Her private secretary has confirmed that Elizabeth II, the queen who held the reign for 70 years, has died today. She died peacefully, and Operation London Bridge has begun immediately. She was the most famous and iconic person in British history and of all the previous monarchs.

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 age 95. It's crazy how life is going fast.

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 and 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

159 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 first Halloween festival there since before COVID-19. It's among the biggest tragedies anywhere in 2022 and among the biggest Korean tragedies of all time. We should have learned more about safety since the Astroworld stampede in 2021.

Rest in peace to all the victims taken and prayers for the families. We may never view events and their safety the same way again.

Over 156 people have died and over 152 others were injured in this crowd crush during a Halloween party in Itaewon, a neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea, making it the deadliest disaster 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 has got to be the worst apartment disaster anywhere in years and the worst ever for the Bronx. R.I.P. to all the 17. No survivors.

25 January Arauca Clashes
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