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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America is Becoming Increasing... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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1,508 322
Stupid People in Charge! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!

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1,784 405
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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1,484 321
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?

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1,835 440
Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution

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1,436 344
Death of the Middle Class is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Death of the Middle Class

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702 129
Poorly Educated Electorate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate

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1,922 558
The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 8 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. 

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757 191
Americans Seeing Something Wro... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Joshua Erickson added Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

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1,242 422
17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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263 31
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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1,545 642
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

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953 365
The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System

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743 264
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added Apathy

The Social Issues You Care About Most

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1,226 525
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 15 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. 

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597 214
Corporate Control of the Inter... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet

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690 264
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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193 21
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

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353 102
The Rise of Identity Politics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Rise of Identity Politics

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1,090 523
Moral Decline is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Moral Decline

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218 33
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

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626 281
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added George Soros

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444 179
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Oligarchy

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173 25
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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209 48
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

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1,059 638
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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784 453
Cyber Attacks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wbrownejr added Cyber Attacks International hackers messing up our financial system

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401 194
The Left Going Full Blown Comm... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Left Going Full Blown Commie

The Worst Qualities in Politicians

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227 74
Fake news is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Fake news

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401 209
The Federal Reserve and our ma... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added The Federal Reserve System

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706 448
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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266 122
Goods Being Manufactured Elsew... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RohanSrinivasan added Goods Being Manufactured Elsewhere!

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567 354
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added Illegal Immigration

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298 154
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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140 39
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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508 336
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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434 279
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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620 431
Nuclear War is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Nuclear War

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631 445
Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Eicart added Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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154 54
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

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884 659
Modern Feminism is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
devil.survivor1997 added Modern Feminism Good ideals turned into a man-hating club

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462 311
Safe Spaces is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Safe Spaces

The Most Important Civil Rights Issues Today

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475 323
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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881 661
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

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514 367
Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Drug Use

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123 37
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

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324 218
Common Core is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added Common Core

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782 627
Isis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Isis Scary, extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

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893 736
Immigration is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Immigration We still have no immigration policy -- because politics suck.

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432 325
The distribution of wealth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Shawn Pearson added The distribution of wealth I would argue that the greatest potential for social unrest in this country right now is the increasingly skewed distribution of wealth in this country.  Other social issues leading to social unrest like racism ...