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The Scariest Threats to the United States 

analise.dubner
Updated March 9, 2020 229.1k votes 9.3k voters 122.7k views 682 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.
list ordered by
1
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized
2
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.
3
Yura added The loss of common sense
4
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
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution
6
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!
7
mgutksoki added Ignorance
8
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation
9
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate
10
AlexanderRay added Death of the Middle Class
11
Joshua Erickson added Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.
12
The Media Itself
They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 
13
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt
14
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System
15
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias
16
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism
17
RobLein added
18
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism
19
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness
20
Poverty
It's becoming harder and harder to get out of poverty as the middle class vanishes and the rich get richer. 
21
The Rise of Identity Politics
22
Dimos Dicoudis added
23
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet
24
AlexanderRay added Moral Decline
25
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations