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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1,771 401
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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1,491 320
Stupid People in Charge! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!

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1,466 321
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?

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1,824 436
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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1,420 339
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

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689 126
Poorly Educated Electorate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate

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1,907 555
The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 8 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. 

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746 188
Americans Seeing Something Wro... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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1,228 419
17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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1,534 636
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

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943 361
The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System

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249 29
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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733 260
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added Apathy

The Social Issues You Care About Most

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1,217 520
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 15 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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587 209
Corporate Control of the Inter... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet

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680 260
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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182 19
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

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345 100
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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1,080 520
Moral Decline is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Moral Decline

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208 33
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

Black Panther Movie Quotes

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620 278
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added George Soros

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436 175
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Oligarchy

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164 24
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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200 47
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

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1,055 632
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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778 448
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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396 187
The Left Going Full Blown Comm... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Left Going Full Blown Commie

The Worst Qualities in Politicians

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221 70
Fake news is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Fake news

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396 206
The Federal Reserve and our ma... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added The Federal Reserve System

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697 445
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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562 347
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added Illegal Immigration

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258 119
Goods Being Manufactured Elsew... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RohanSrinivasan added Goods Being Manufactured Elsewhere!

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294 148
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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502 333
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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615 425
Nuclear War is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Nuclear War

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429 276
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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132 36
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

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149 50
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

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625 441
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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459 307
Safe Spaces is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Safe Spaces

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878 653
Modern Feminism is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
devil.survivor1997 added Modern Feminism Good ideals turned into a man-hating club

What Social Issues Does Generation Z Care The Most About?

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878 655
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

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471 320
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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508 363
Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Drug Use

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118 35
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

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319 215
Common Core is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added Common Core

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778 622
Isis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Isis Scary, extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

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890 727
Immigration is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Immigration We still have no immigration policy -- because politics suck.

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671 542
Islam is Taking over America's... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Islam is Taking over America's #1 Ally England Because of Political Correctness, they are turning a blind eye to it.