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The Scariest Threats to the United States

Updated August 14, 2020 294.1k votes 10.5k voters 130.6k views660 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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    3,369
    337

    Disinformation

  • 2
    4,995
    651

    America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

  • 3
    1,712
    199
  • 4
    3,586
    532

    Poorly Educated Electorate

  • 5
    4,238
    643

    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
    4,784
    742

    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
    4,518
    763

    Stupid People in Charge!

  • 8
    4,629
    788

    Disregarding Our Constitution

  • 9
    1,367
    191
  • 10
    3,136
    592

    Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

  • 11
    3,867
    766

    Death of the Middle Class

  • 12
    1,870
    356

    Historical revisionism

  • 13
    1,917
    374

    Anti-intellectualism

  • 14
    2,319
    493

    Media bias

  • 15
    1,129
    221

    Concentration of media ownership‎

  • 16
    1,331
    279

    Hate Media

  • 17
    2,690
    646

    The Partisan Political System

  • 18
    2,005
    514

    The Rise of Identity Politics

  • 19
    3,097
    856

    17 Trillion Dollar Debt

  • 20
    4,070
    1,188

    The Media Itself

    They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 
  • 21
    2,163
    616
  • 22
    1,335
    386

    Injustice

  • 23
    1,969
    605

    Corporate Control of the Internet

  • 24
    2,543
    837

    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
    581

    Fake news