Culture The Scariest Threats to the United States  

analise.dubner
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List Rules Only 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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America is Becoming Increasing... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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2,077 447
Politicians is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
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.

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1,753 359
Money in Government is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
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?

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1,800 381
Stupid People in Charge! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!

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2,114 492
Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution

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1,695 386
Death of the Middle Class is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Death of the Middle Class

7
946 171
Poorly Educated Electorate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate

8
524 63
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

9
2,185 664
The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Media Itself They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 

10
983 237
Americans Seeing Something Wro... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Joshua Erickson added Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

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397 49
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

12
1,459 488
17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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394 61
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

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1,130 406
The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System

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873 314
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added

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1,742 741
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

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740 256
Corporate Control of the Inter... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet

18
301 49
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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1,382 585
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
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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489 145
The Rise of Identity Politics is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Rise of Identity Politics

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792 334
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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1,240 580
Moral Decline is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Moral Decline

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340 92
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

24
530 219
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added

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751 369
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added

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374 147
Fake news is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Fake news

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234 61
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

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881 494
Cyber Attacks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wbrownejr added Cyber Attacks International hackers messing up our financial system

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260 87
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

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1,175 701
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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215 64
Anti-intellectualism is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-intellectualism

32
229 75
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

33
527 302
The Left Going Full Blown Comm... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Left Going Full Blown Commie

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469 268
The Federal Reserve and our ma... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added

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346 181
Goods Being Manufactured Elsew... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RohanSrinivasan added Goods Being Manufactured Elsewhere!

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693 450
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added

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775 516
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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397 228
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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192 71
Bias is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Bias

40
745 506
Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Eicart added Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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605 414
Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Drug Use

42
579 394
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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538 361
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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189 83
Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Prejudice

45
995 748
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

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511 351
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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999 758
Modern Feminism is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
devil.survivor1997 added Modern Feminism Good ideals turned into a man-hating club

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172 73
Constitutional crisis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Constitutional crisis

49
685 506
Nuclear War is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Nuclear War

50
226 122
Anti-Americanism is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Anti-Americanism