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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1,814 349
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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2,109 451
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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1,783 366
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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1,834 386
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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2,152 497
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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1,725 390
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
978 176
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
561 65
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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2,221 669
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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1,006 244
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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425 51
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

12
417 62
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

13
1,488 492
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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1,150 413
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

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327 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
894 316
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

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758 257
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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1,773 749
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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509 148
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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1,397 590
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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359 93
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

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1,262 584
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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803 339
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

24
541 220
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added

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768 376
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added

26
249 62
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

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391 151
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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273 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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895 496
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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232 66
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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1,192 707
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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240 79
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

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545 310
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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362 182
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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206 72
Bias is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Bias

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478 272
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

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711 457
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added

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785 520
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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410 236
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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757 513
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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622 418
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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592 398
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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548 364
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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199 87
Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Prejudice

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186 81
Gun politics is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Gun politics

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179 76
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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1,012 755
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

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521 357
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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1,012 765
Modern Feminism is listed (or ranked) 49 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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202 99
Human rights abuses is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Human rights abuses