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The Scariest Threats to the United States

Updated August 14, 2020 302.5k votes 10.4k voters 129.9k 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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    3,428
    342

    Disinformation

  • 2
    5,140
    671

    America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

  • 3
    1,689
    196
  • 4
    4,358
    664

    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?
  • 5
    4,923
    761

    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.
  • 6
    3,684
    552

    Poorly Educated Electorate

  • 7
    4,766
    816

    Disregarding Our Constitution

  • 8
    4,653
    798

    Stupid People in Charge!

  • 9
    1,345
    197
  • 10
    3,217
    612

    Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

  • 11
    3,992
    791

    Death of the Middle Class

  • 12
    1,888
    359

    Historical revisionism

  • 13
    1,953
    381

    Anti-intellectualism

  • 14
    2,357
    500

    Media bias

  • 15
    1,134
    222

    Concentration of media ownership‎

  • 16
    1,336
    281

    Hate Media

  • 17
    2,769
    673

    The Partisan Political System

  • 18
    2,047
    533

    The Rise of Identity Politics

  • 19
    3,192
    890

    17 Trillion Dollar Debt

  • 20
    4,220
    1,233

    The Media Itself

    They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 
  • 21
    2,232
    633
  • 22
    2,026
    621

    Corporate Control of the Internet

  • 23
    1,358
    396

    Injustice

  • 24
    2,616
    862

    Poverty

    It's becoming harder and harder to get out of poverty as the middle class vanishes and the rich get richer. 
  • 25
    1,805
    604

    Fake news