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The Scariest Threats to the United States

Updated August 14, 2020 279.6k votes 10.1k voters 128.1k 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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    3,243
    314

    Disinformation

  • 0
  • 2
    4,975
    641

    America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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  • 3
    1,549
    161
  • 0
  • 4
    4,783
    728

    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.
  • 0
  • 5
    4,213
    636

    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?
  • 0
  • 6
    3,554
    527

    Poorly Educated Electorate

  • 0
  • 7
    4,523
    764

    Stupid People in Charge!

  • 0
  • 8
    4,626
    790

    Disregarding Our Constitution

  • 0
  • 9
    3,104
    589

    Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

  • 0
  • 10
    3,876
    754

    Death of the Middle Class

  • 0
  • 11
    1,203
    188
  • 0
  • 12
    1,787
    331

    Historical revisionism

  • 0
  • 13
    1,845
    362

    Anti-intellectualism

  • 0
  • 14
    2,237
    466

    Media bias

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  • 15
    1,038
    194

    Concentration of media ownership‎

  • 0
  • 16
    1,230
    258

    Hate Media

  • 0
  • 17
    2,664
    658

    The Partisan Political System

  • 0
  • 18
    1,947
    507

    The Rise of Identity Politics

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  • 19
    3,104
    854

    17 Trillion Dollar Debt

  • 0
  • 20
    4,131
    1,192

    The Media Itself

    They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 
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  • 21
    2,166
    608
  • 0
  • 22
    1,948
    590

    Corporate Control of the Internet

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  • 23
    1,285
    370

    Injustice

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  • 24
    2,539
    836

    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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  • 25
    767
    209
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