Culture The Scariest Threats to the United States  

analise.dubner
170.4k votes 6.9k voters 100.4k views 865 items

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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1,412 148
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

2
1,121 105
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

3
2,690 429
America is Becoming Increasing... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

4
1,063 117
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

5
2,923 525
Politicians is listed (or ranked) 5 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.

6
2,477 457
Money in Government is listed (or ranked) 6 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?

7
1,631 269
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
2,588 496
Stupid People in Charge! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!

9
2,876 592
Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution

10
2,358 496
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
826 106
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

12
1,517 338
Americans Seeing Something Wro... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Joshua Erickson added Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

13
2,853 859
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
1,957 624
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
1,590 499
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
750 179
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

17
597 129
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism

18
574 120
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

19
1,250 394
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

20
849 244
The Rise of Identity Politics is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Rise of Identity Politics

21
1,075 356
Corporate Control of the Inter... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet

22
1,755 683
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 22 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. 

23
2,223 914
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

24
1,092 425
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

25
491 142
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice