Culture The Scariest Threats to the United States  

analise.dubner
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List Rules Only legitimate, large-scale threats to the fabric of society. No hate-speech, no single people or joke threats.

Lots of stuff to be scared of these days... more than usual, even in our normal fear-based-economy. The media and the pundits and the politicians love to find new things for you to be afraid of every time they want your attention or your votes or your money... but what do you think the REAL threats to America are? Vote up your biggest fears and re-rank the list in the order of most important to least important and make sure to ADD any scary stuff I missed.
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The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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2,225 390
America is Becoming Increasing... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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2,477 483
Politicians is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Politicians Our elected public servants may have started out wanting to change the world, but now they are just pandering, cowardly servants to whoever pays them the most.

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2,105 406
Money in Government is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Money in Government If our politicians and political parties are controlled by money, do they even bother to listen to anyone who doesn't have it?

5
2,196 442
Stupid People in Charge! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!

6
700 75
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

7
1,285 224
Poorly Educated Electorate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate

8
2,485 549
Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution

9
698 86
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

10
2,015 450
Death of the Middle Class is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Death of the Middle Class

11
1,243 292
Americans Seeing Something Wro... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Joshua Erickson added Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

12
530 74
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

13
2,530 774
The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Media Itself They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 

14
1,703 558
17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt

15
1,347 451
The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System

16
1,054 349
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

17
909 304
Corporate Control of the Inter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet

18
661 194
The Rise of Identity Politics is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Rise of Identity Politics

19
518 132
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

20
1,560 636
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Poverty It's becoming harder and harder to get out of poverty as the middle class vanishes and the rich get richer. 

21
1,995 841
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

22
378 80
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

23
390 88
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism

24
934 380
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

25
644 248
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added