Meaning of 倒行逆施

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dào xíng shī
to go against the tide (idiom); to do things all wrong; to try to turn back history; a perverse way of doing things
Example Sentences
The science of global warming is clear and so are the solutions, yet the world is moving in reverse. Why?
This is common with rebellious teenagers, but any attempt to resist authority due to perceived threats to freedom and/or choice is reactance.
The perverse pay incentives we have in this country need to be turned on their head.
The perverse acts of the reactionaries taught the people by negative example.
What are the consequences of such a perversion? It would require volumes to describe them all. Thus we must content ourselves with pointing out the most striking.