12 Underreported Reasons Why 2018 Was Just The Worst

12 Underreported Reasons Why 2018 Was Just The Worst
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The kindest thing you can say about 2018 is that it was definitely a year. There's no denying that. Yep, it was an entire year. A long, emotionally exhausting year that's left us feeling like we've had the shit beaten out of us from every direction imaginable. Here are a couple of reasons for that ...

As part of its crackdown on several Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, the Chinese government authorized the use of internment camps to imprison Muslims whom they suspect of being extremists, terrorists, and petty criminals. How many people have they locked up so far, you might ask? Oh, only one fucking million.

These facilities aren't literal concentration camps, of course. They're just "education and training centers" designed to hold "people influenced by extremism," a malady which is apparently solved -- according to former inmates -- by forcing people to renounce Islam, undergo "ideological education, psychological rehabilitation and behavior correction," learn Mandarin, and declare their everlasting loyalty to the state.

Wow, it's almost as if the whole "They're bad people" thing is nothing but a flimsy pretense to justify locking up minorities. At least we never have to worry about that happening over he- oh ...

Surprise! Climate change is a still a thing, and it's going to absolutely wipe the floor with our asses if we don't do something about it within the next decade.

Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a damning report outlining how badly the planet -- and by extension, us -- would be screwed if the world warmed by two degrees, the figure which forms the baseline of the Paris Agreement (you know, that thing America pulled out of). Shockingly, it's really bad. As in, entire major cities would disappear and millions of people would die or be displaced, which itself would give rise to the biggest refugee crisis ever. Therefore, the IPCC is recommending that we knuckle the fuck down and try to limit warming to 1.5 degrees -- a minuscule difference that would wind up saving the world.

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12 Underreported Reasons Why 2018 Was Just The Worst

The kindest thing you can say about 2018 is that it was definitely a year. There’s no denying that. Yep, it was an entire year. A long, emotionally exhausting year that’s left us feeling like we’ve had the shit beaten out of us from every direction imaginable. Here are a couple of reasons for that … As part of its crackdown on several Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, the Chinese government authorized the use of internment camps to imprison Muslims whom they suspect of being extremists, terrorists, and petty criminals. How many people have they locked up so far, you might ask? Oh, only one fucking million . These facilities aren’t literal concentration camps, of course. They’re just “education […]

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