Culture The Scariest Threats to the United States  

analise.dubner
112.1k votes 5.1k voters 87.9k views 842 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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1,692 340
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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2,018 440
Politicians is listed (or ranked) 2 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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1,703 352
Money in Government is listed (or ranked) 3 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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1,744 373
Stupid People in Charge! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!

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2,058 484
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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1,644 380
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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900 166
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
474 56
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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2,131 649
The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 9 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. 

10
941 230
Americans Seeing Something Wro... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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1,417 477
17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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356 45
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

13
360 57
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

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1,095 398
The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System

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855 307
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

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1,704 725
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

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715 250
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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1,358 576
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 18 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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278 42
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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463 136
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

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782 320
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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1,214 570
Moral Decline is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Moral Decline

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316 87
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

24
516 215
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added

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727 354
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added

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343 139
Fake news is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Fake news

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866 491
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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1,155 693
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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244 82
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

30
211 60
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

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215 69
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

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500 285
The Left Going Full Blown Comm... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Left Going Full Blown Commie

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192 59
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism

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460 263
The Federal Reserve and our ma... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added

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765 504
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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333 175
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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666 434
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added

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380 217
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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726 494
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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181 68
Bias is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Bias

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529 355
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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569 388
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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502 338
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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589 410
Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Drug Use

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974 730
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

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975 739
Modern Feminism is listed (or ranked) 46 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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677 495
Nuclear War is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Nuclear War

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177 77
Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Prejudice

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389 263
Common Core is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added Common Core

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514 371
The distribution of wealth is listed (or ranked) 50 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 ...