Call For Nominations Of The Best And Worst In 2015 Ethics

...and don't come back!!

…and don’t come back!!

As always on January. 1, I am laboriously reviewing  the more than a thousand posts published here over the past year to assemble the annual Ethics Alarms Best and Worst in Ethics of 2015. It’s a horrible job, both because of its labor intensive nature and because many posts remind me of horrors that my mind had managed to suppress in the interests of my sanity…and as I don’t have to tell you, 2015 was an awful year.

I don’t know why I’ve never  invited nominations before, but I would love to get some submissions from the assembled. Be sure to explain why you think a particular topic is Best or Worstworthy. Be sure to niminate a Commenter of the Year—volume counts, but so does quality. You can nominate yourself, too.

Don’t worry abut being too late: I may not get through with this ordeal until early next week.

Oh, by the way…

Happy New Year!

And be afraid.

Be very afraid.


11 thoughts on “Call For Nominations Of The Best And Worst In 2015 Ethics

  1. Jack, I think everything about Michael Brown to Black Lives Matter because it has greatly increased the divide between many black Americans and the rest of the population. It does not look like it will ever stop because the media to the race baiters to the left’s politicians are keeping it alive! Very sad for the USA. Howard Howard A. Daniel III Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2016 21:58:19 +0000 To:

  2. For worst BLM and all the surrounding train wreck is the top contender. Hillary’s lies, and Trump’s whatever it is (asininity?) run a close second and third. Planned Parenthood’s defense of the indefensible is in there as well. Then there’s Bruce Jenner, Sweet Cakes, all the sexual identity politics, college Garbage Babies, (as David Burge calls them) the whole Republican primary, Obama’s laughable foreign policy, (if it wasn’t so tragic) the stupid refusal to call Muslims terrorists, . . . You know, you’re right. This is a horrible job.

    At least it’s easy to pick George Washington as the best.

    • I’ll go with that, Granny. There’s not much about 2015 what wasn’t pathetic at best and dangerous at worst. Nor am I uplifted by the prospects for 2016. The foundations of evil have been poured and have set. I fear a terrible edifice is about to be erected on them.

  3. Worst ethics trend is a toss up between:

    1) continued fomenting of racial divide by leftist pot-stirrers

    2) continued surrender of ethical standards and no longer hiding the self prostitution of the media to the left.

    3) continued degradation of the American presidency and the actively exploited (and fertilized) cynicism of the American electorate by both parties.

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  5. Worst: The amalgamation of university activism, demands and entitlement mentality that we saw in the last part of 2015. None of them in particular, nor all of them in aggregate might be the worst things to happen in 2015, but they cause me the most concern, because these kids will enter the workforce with an utterly sick view of what reality should be, and they will shape the world around them.

    Best: The stories where people finally said no. There were fewer of them, but they might represent the silent majority finally standing up because the aforementioned group finally crossed a bridge too far somewhere. It gave me hope that 2016 might not be worse than 2015.

    Commentor of The Year: Me (Obviously.) (I kid.) (Only a little). But seriously: Beth Green. I disagree with them bitterly on almost everything (which makes the times we agree all the more awesome.), and I don’t think there’s a DNC policy that either have found wanting, but they have a tendency to quickly find the most defensible positions for those policies and do them credit. They keep the rest of us sharp, and sometimes foster deep thinking in a way that an echo chamber just can’t do.

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