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The Scariest Threats to the United States

Updated August 14, 2020 280.7k votes 10.2k voters 128.3k 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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    3,271
    314

    Disinformation

  • 2
    4,989
    645

    America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

  • 3
    1,564
    162
  • 4
    4,800
    730

    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.
  • 5
    4,225
    641

    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
    3,567
    530

    Poorly Educated Electorate

  • 7
    4,535
    769

    Stupid People in Charge!

  • 8
    4,640
    792

    Disregarding Our Constitution

  • 9
    3,117
    592

    Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

  • 10
    3,886
    761

    Death of the Middle Class

  • 11
    1,217
    190
  • 12
    1,798
    333

    Historical revisionism

  • 13
    1,854
    365

    Anti-intellectualism

  • 14
    2,250
    469

    Media bias

  • 15
    1,048
    194

    Concentration of media ownership‎

  • 16
    1,238
    261

    Hate Media

  • 17
    2,676
    658

    The Partisan Political System

  • 18
    1,954
    510

    The Rise of Identity Politics

  • 19
    3,110
    857

    17 Trillion Dollar Debt

  • 20
    4,140
    1,194

    The Media Itself

    They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 
  • 21
    2,173
    611
  • 22
    1,959
    590

    Corporate Control of the Internet

  • 23
    1,296
    370

    Injustice

  • 24
    2,549
    838

    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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    774
    211
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