Top Ten Ways 2021 is Already Worse than 2020Yes, I know. We live in confusing times and everything. I even made a list on how to make 2021 a better year for itself. Too bad TheTopTens is a niche community where not everyone can look at how to make things better for yourself. And 2020, as messy as it is, it's probably going to be eclipsed by 2021 and we haven't even hit the halfway mark of the year yet. But this list shows just how 2021 is already a much worse year.
Myanmar, Colombia, blanket cases in the United States and elsewhere (I hear that France may be the next place that experiences a major coup), and especially the current conflict going in Palestine and Israel. There is conflict of all sorts going around in numerous nations for numerous reasons and the governments are either not helping, or in some cases like Colombia, outright defeating the people who live in their own countries.
There's more than enough crap going around, like liberals saying "wear a mask for the rest of their life!" to conservatives saying "take off the face diaper!" (these are just generalizations of what these people say by the way). Some places are locked down, some aren't.
The media has turned almost full propaganda for one side only in just about every single case, left or right wing. They'll cover a major story, turn it into a sensation, but other similar stories that are probably more noticable are actually being sidelined. The mainstream media in the United States for example continues to fearmonger many people into doing...well, anything, but nowadays people are no longer trusting of most news networks because they're tired of being fed the same crap. And what does the media do? Continue what they're doing? Covering up more interesting stories? It's not working.
There are fewer children in custody now, and it's soon going to be down in the following summer predictably. Numbers have improved significantly in a month and will continue. Do facts even matter to you or your feelings more?
Another list already showed how terrible this crisis is and has some solutions, so I got nothing to really add. That being said, there was no major newsworthy border crisis in 2020 compared to this year.
“The only reason why Abbott is now acting like he cares about the children in these facilities is for political reasons.”
Thanks to a hack of a certain pipeline, numerous places in the U.S. are experiencing one of two things, or both: long lines to pump gas, or pumps being emptied. And people are panic buying gasoline, that's why. Oh boy, if you thought not having toilet paper or water during last year's panic buying during the pandemic, this is FAR worse. Just imagine losing all your gas but without any pump stations not having any fuel to pump with. You're stuck.
("Oh you shouldn't worry too much, the pumps will get back their gas soon enough" You better be right if you have this mindset, otherwise I will hang this kind of reply up in a hall of shame)
Operations have restarted very recently, and people are still panicking.
While it ties in with the above items (and other items on this list), it should be obvious, political parties are full-blown partisan with very few in-betweens and the very few in-betweens often get attacked for being in-between.
Is it because of all the youngfolks out there continuing to do all the crazy riots and stuff that hurts ordinary people? Is it because the educators themselves are forming unions and not teaching kids the stuff they need to be told? What could be the cause of this? And why is this critical race theory crap being shoved down some school systems throats? And why are several states shooing it away and people cheering? Lotsa questions, but we need better education in general, for all grade levels.
One thing that is often underreported is the amount of depression that comes from society during the last two years. Suicide gets mentioned every now and then, but it doesn't get much coverage. People are seriously suffering monetarily, physically, and mentally, and this needs to be addressed.
I don't know about you, but I felt much safer in 2020 when homicide rates were much lower. Then again, they were much lower in 2019. There's more bad people out there.
Of course, gasoline prices went up, but so do groceries, taxes, housing, all of it's going up. It is especially notable this year more than the last. This can lead into other items already mentioned.