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The Scariest Threats to the United States

Updated August 14, 2020 292.9k votes 10.4k voters 130.6k views659 items

List RulesOnly 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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    3,364
    334

    Disinformation

  • 2
    4,988
    650

    America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

  • 3
    1,706
    199
  • 4
    3,582
    531

    Poorly Educated Electorate

  • 5
    4,235
    642

    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?
  • 6
    4,779
    739

    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.
  • 7
    4,515
    763

    Stupid People in Charge!

  • 8
    4,625
    786

    Disregarding Our Constitution

  • 9
    1,363
    191
  • 10
    3,136
    589

    Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

  • 11
    3,866
    764

    Death of the Middle Class

  • 12
    1,867
    355

    Historical revisionism

  • 13
    1,917
    373

    Anti-intellectualism

  • 14
    2,315
    491

    Media bias

  • 15
    1,124
    220

    Concentration of media ownership‎

  • 16
    1,330
    276

    Hate Media

  • 17
    2,686
    646

    The Partisan Political System

  • 18
    2,002
    513

    The Rise of Identity Politics

  • 19
    3,095
    855

    17 Trillion Dollar Debt

  • 20
    4,066
    1,187

    The Media Itself

    They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 
  • 21
    2,163
    613
  • 22
    1,333
    386

    Injustice

  • 23
    1,967
    604

    Corporate Control of the Internet

  • 24
    2,543
    834

    Poverty

    It's becoming harder and harder to get out of poverty as the middle class vanishes and the rich get richer. 
  • 25
    1,759
    578

    Fake news