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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848 89
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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2,410 472
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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2,046 397
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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2,132 432
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!

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1,227 215
Poorly Educated Electorate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate

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2,413 544
Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution

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638 71
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

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1,960 438
Death of the Middle Class is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Death of the Middle Class

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633 85
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

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1,192 282
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.

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2,463 756
The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 12 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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484 69
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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1,649 546
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

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1,310 442
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

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1,025 343
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

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874 295
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

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622 184
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

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1,526 623
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 19 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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1,947 825
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

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473 129
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

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347 77
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

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915 370
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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354 85
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism

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1,375 636
Moral Decline is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Moral Decline

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629 242
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added

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370 117
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

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324 98
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

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502 208
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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866 443
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added

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988 519
Cyber Attacks is listed (or ranked) 31 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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1,282 748
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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267 95
Bias is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Bias

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280 115
Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Prejudice

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872 553
Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Eicart added Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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418 229
Goods Being Manufactured Elsew... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RohanSrinivasan added Goods Being Manufactured Elsewhere!

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244 104
Constitutional crisis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Constitutional crisis

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639 399
The Left Going Full Blown Comm... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Left Going Full Blown Commie

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857 561
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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673 426
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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525 318
The Federal Reserve and our ma... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added

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207 82
Conflict of interest is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Conflict of interest

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311 160
Racism is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Racism

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269 130
Human rights abuses is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Human rights abuses

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699 457
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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310 165
Anti-Americanism is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-Americanism

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602 387
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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804 541
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added

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631 416
The distribution of wealth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Shawn Pearson added

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 and radicalism of all types are at least, in part, fueled by a skewed distribution of wealth in almost any society.   

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477 304
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa