A Jeremiad

A jeremiad is a long, mournful complaint or lamentation. It is a list of woes. More than that, it is a long literary work, usually in prose, but sometimes in verse, in which the author bitterly laments the state of society and its morals in a serious tone of sustained invective, and always contains a prophecy of society’s deserved downfall because it will not change its ways.

Its origin is in the Lamentations of Jeremiah in the Old Testament.