Culture The Scariest Threats to the United States  

analise.dubner
112.3k 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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1,703 340
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

2
1,709 352
Money in Government is listed (or ranked) 2 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?

3
2,024 441
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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1,750 374
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!

5
2,062 487
Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution

6
1,650 380
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

7
905 166
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
478 57
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

9
2,137 650
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
947 231
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.

11
1,423 478
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

12
361 45
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

13
364 57
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

14
1,099 398
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

15
856 308
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

16
1,708 727
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

17
717 251
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

18
1,363 577
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. 

19
467 137
The Rise of Identity Politics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Rise of Identity Politics

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279 44
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

21
786 320
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

22
1,217 573
Moral Decline is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Moral Decline

23
318 88
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

24
519 216
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added

25
728 357
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added

26
346 140
Fake news is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Fake news

27
868 491
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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1,158 694
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

29
214 60
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

30
245 82
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

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216 69
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

32
196 59
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism

33
501 289
The Left Going Full Blown Comm... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Left Going Full Blown Commie

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461 263
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

35
335 175
Goods Being Manufactured Elsew... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RohanSrinivasan added Goods Being Manufactured Elsewhere!

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767 504
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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666 438
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added

38
380 219
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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727 494
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

41
571 388
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

42
530 356
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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590 410
Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Drug Use

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502 340
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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975 734
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

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976 743
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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678 495
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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178 77
Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Prejudice

49
390 263
Common Core is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added Common Core

50
516 371
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 ...