Conspiracies 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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2,426 249
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
1,970 189
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation
3
2,017 199
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance
4
3,667 521
America is Becoming Increasing... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized
5
3,782 615
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
2,433 357
Poorly Educated Electorate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate
7
3,267 539
Money in Government is listed (or ranked) 7 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?
8
3,427 582
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
3,687 686
Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution
10
3,065 602
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
2,194 429
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.
12
701 69
Corruption is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added
13
1,058 193
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism
14
1,342 276
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias
15
1,087 215
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism
16
3,477 1,000
The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 16 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. 
17
2,058 574
The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System
18
2,486 717
17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt
19
566 86
Propaganda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added
20
1,271 333
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
1,641 474
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added
22
615 113
Hate Media is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Hate Media
23
1,446 431
Corporate Control of the Inter... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet
24
518 89
Concentration of media ownersh... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Concentration of media ownership‎
25
2,147 771
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 25 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.