Worst of Ethics Award 2022: Most Unethical Trend Of The Year

The Winner: Totalitarianism.

In truth, there was one more Ethics Alarms post featuring references to nascent totalitarianism in 2021 than this year, but I neglected to publish the Awards last year. Before that, the word  hardly had to be used here at all: ironic, since according one of the primary Big Lies weaponized by “the resistance,” Democrats and the mainstream media was that the previous President was an “autocrat” and seeking to end democracy.

Over the past two years we have seen direct and open defiance of the Constitution, with a President deliberately making edicts that he previously acknowledged were beyond his power. We are seeing political show trials, partisan witch hunts (the democratic norm defying Jan. 6 Commission), attempts to install truth commissions in a federal agency, efforts to cripple the Supreme Court, efforts to prevent Republicans from running for office, Justice Department intimidation of parents who oppose racist course material and the promotion of LGBTQ sexual relationships and practices, evidence of rogue law enforcement agencies with political agendas, government-encouraged suppression of speech and dissent and corporations willing to be agents of such suppression, the artificial extension of national “emergencies” to expand executive power, and punishment of dissent in the schools, universities and even law firms…all while the majority of the mainstream media rejects integrity and objectivity to issuing propaganda “for the greater good.”

Perhaps most disturbing of all, a U.S. President gave a nationally televised speech in which he directed citizens to fear the opposition party as “clear and present dangers” to the nation, while doing the most striking imitation of a fascist demagogue ever to be seen coast-to-coast. And the impression was widely praised.

Where this stops, nobody knows.

6 thoughts on “Worst of Ethics Award 2022: Most Unethical Trend Of The Year

  1. Unfortunately, I have to agree with this assessment. What worries me is that we no longer have any reasonable expectation that the advancing progressive agenda and its budget busting programs will be checked let alone begin retreating.
    I would not be surprised if we don’t begin to adopt the Canadian euthanasia policy to rid the young of those costing them benefits to which they believe they are entitled. I just read that a disabled Canadian veteran requested information on a lift for his home but the government sent him information on assisted suicide.
    I have little hope for America’s generations to come. When the young find out that virtually every individual is marginalized and they have no one left to blame their misery on except themselves they will no longer have the values or capacity to be anything but a slave for the 1% who will live lives of leisure as they issue rules for the rest.

  2. Propaganda to anyone who’s not under the spell of it.

    Crazy.

    Have you seen the movie “The Lottery of Birth?”

    rewatched it this week… Chilling.

    We are witnessing what we have only read about in history books.

  3. Where it stops, everyone knows- Anarchy, civil war, destruction of the family, division rather than diversity, exclusion rather than inclusion, and the replacement of equality with the horrendous concept of equity.

  4. Over the past two years we have seen direct and open defiance of the Constitution, with a President deliberately making edicts that he previously acknowledged were beyond his power.

    So FJB is ethically estopped from criticizinf Trump for wanting to “terminate” the Constitution?

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