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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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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2,073 447
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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1,749 359
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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1,797 380
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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2,109 492
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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1,691 386
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
942 171
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
520 63
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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2,182 662
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
979 237
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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394 49
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

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1,457 488
17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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393 60
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

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1,129 406
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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871 314
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

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1,739 740
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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739 256
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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1,380 585
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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300 49
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

20
488 145
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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791 334
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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1,238 579
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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339 92
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

24
529 219
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added

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749 367
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added

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372 144
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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233 61
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

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879 494
Cyber Attacks is listed (or ranked) 28 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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259 87
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

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1,172 701
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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213 64
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism

32
226 75
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

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525 300
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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469 268
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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345 180
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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691 449
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added

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775 516
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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396 228
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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192 71
Bias is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Bias

40
743 505
Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Eicart added Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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579 394
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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538 361
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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603 414
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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993 745
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

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188 83
Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Prejudice

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511 350
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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997 754
Modern Feminism is listed (or ranked) 47 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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170 73
Constitutional crisis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Constitutional crisis

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683 506
Nuclear War is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Nuclear War

50
224 120
Anti-Americanism is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-Americanism