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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2,117 451
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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1,792 366
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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1,841 387
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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2,163 497
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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1,734 391
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
987 176
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
568 66
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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2,230 671
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. 

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1,014 244
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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430 51
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

12
423 62
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

13
1,495 493
17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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1,153 413
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
331 49
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

16
897 316
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

17
762 257
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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1,782 749
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

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517 149
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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1,401 591
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. 

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362 94
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

22
1,267 585
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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805 340
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

24
543 221
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added

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771 379
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added

26
250 63
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

27
395 153
Fake news is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Fake news

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276 91
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

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900 496
Cyber Attacks is listed (or ranked) 29 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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234 68
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism

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1,196 707
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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244 79
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

33
551 312
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

34
364 184
Goods Being Manufactured Elsew... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RohanSrinivasan added Goods Being Manufactured Elsewhere!

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208 73
Bias is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Bias

36
481 273
The Federal Reserve and our ma... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added

37
717 459
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added

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787 522
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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413 239
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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761 514
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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627 420
Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Drug Use

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595 398
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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551 364
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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203 89
Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Prejudice

45
189 82
Gun politics is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Gun politics

46
182 77
Constitutional crisis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Constitutional crisis

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1,016 757
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

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523 358
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

49
205 100
Human rights abuses is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Human rights abuses

50
1,015 766
Modern Feminism is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
devil.survivor1997 added Modern Feminism Good ideals turned into a man-hating club