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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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

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2,220 390
America is Becoming Increasing... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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2,473 482
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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2,104 403
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?

5
2,192 441
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!

6
696 74
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

7
1,281 224
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
2,480 548
Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution

9
2,012 448
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

10
690 86
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

11
1,241 291
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
524 74
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

13
2,524 774
The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 13 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. 

14
1,701 556
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

15
1,345 449
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

16
1,054 349
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

17
908 304
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
657 194
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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513 132
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

20
1,559 635
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 20 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. 

21
1,993 841
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

22
377 80
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

23
389 88
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism

24
934 380
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

25
644 248
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added