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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Stupid People in Charge! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

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The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System

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

The Smartest Celebrities

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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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Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

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

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Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

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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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Moral Decline is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Moral Decline

The Most Important Civil Rights Issues Today

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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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The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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

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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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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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Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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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

States With Laws Against Abortion Before 22 Weeks

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The Left Going Full Blown Comm... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Left Going Full Blown Commie

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

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Goods Being Manufactured Elsew... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RohanSrinivasan added Goods Being Manufactured Elsewhere!

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Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added Illegal Immigration

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

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

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

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

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Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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Nuclear War is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Nuclear War

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Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

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Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Eicart added Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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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

The 15 Most Wholesome Anime Characters Of All Time

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Safe Spaces is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Safe Spaces

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

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

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Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Drug Use

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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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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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The distribution of wealth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Shawn Pearson added The distribution of wealth 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 ...

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Immigration is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Immigration We still have no immigration policy -- because politics suck.