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EU Foreign Aid by raun EU Foreign Aid by raun
The Foreign Aid of the European Union is a disgrace. We give small amounts of money (0,3-0,4% of the BNP) as foreign aid, pretending we want to ease the living standards in the developing countries. Fact is we give with one finger while the rest of our body does everything in its power to make life miserable for the poor people of this earth. Tariff walls, barbed wire borders, and extortionate rate of interests on the “development” loans we so generously have given the countries in need. Its obvious that the resources on this earth would too quickly be depleted if all human beings were allowed the luxuries we in the west consider our right. We want to keep them in their little box of eternal poverty. As a response we go “naanananaananaaaa Nana, look what I have and you dont! ” when we give them pocket money as foreign aid. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

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dutchiesrule Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Why should world poverty and it's solving all lay in the hands of the western world? Colonialism could be argued, but also easily disputed if you know anything on the subject.

Throwing money around doesn't solve anything.
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Europatriotism Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
i don't understand this kind of propaganda.

what are we talking about ?
Is it EU aid or total of Europe country aid ?

i don't agree with making EU responsible for all.
Actually, more than 50 % of aid to third world is coming from EU.

It may be insufficient, but without it, it would be worst ever.
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Deytona Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Awesome, and true I myself live in Holland and everyone makes a problem of foreigners plus, theres no money to care for them if they need help..
Long story short, great work!
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Fabulae Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
This one's great too.
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Nothing0 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
"Power corrupts, Absolute power corrupts absolutely". It holds true on every level and we will see it happen again and again. It will never stop.
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w-p Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
great concept...
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mcrostie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005  Professional General Artist
An interesting gallery, of creative meaningful images.
Just helps to remind me why I hang around this site.
Eu foreign aid is perfect in its simpisity and say's so much.
Regards
Martin
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ankoria Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
........ i wish i could comment ...

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LeslieE Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2005
In Response to h3wi3htj4h and anyone else who feels the USA carries a greater blame in this problem:

Being from the USA, I couldn't be more disgusted with the greed. But I will say this: each and every country is following in our footsteps. What makes you think that your country will behave differently when you have power, money, control? It's human nature. We are not different humans than you are. So it's not about which country. It just so happens that the USA has more resources at this particular time. The USA was populated by people from ALL OVER, specifically the UK, African slaves, South Americans, Asians. We are everybody. So think about that when you point fingers at who is "more" to blame. Something HAS to change in EVERYBODY. Across the board. We are all to blame. If you have a computer to type on you are better off than the world poverty line and YOU have something to give yourself.

To raun: this is brilliant. :+fav:
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CrudeEcstasy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2004
I think I may have to share this picture with those in comparitive gov..I'm sure it'll start something up. Thanks ;)
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h3wi3ntj4h Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2003
i don't know if u know this...

the part of europe where i live dropped the death's a few poor contrys had...that's a few billion dollars all together...
and my country may not be poor, but we ow ourselves about 3000€ for each person in our country...

i think a country like america is thousand times more corrupt and invasive then europe, they arm and train poor people and when they dare to rase their voices and eventually their arms they get bombed by the persons who armed them...?!

to name 1 reason that america is maybe even worse, because europe is not united under 1 person it is united under a commitie...unlike america that is run by 1 president and mostly 1 party.

Trust me that i am discusted when it comes to people and money, only corruption seems to spring from it...amercian, european, russian, australian or anything else...
and i do think we need to keep helping the third and forth world... but the beginning of helping and loving and changing someone or something or a situation starts with yourself...
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incubi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003
i totally agree, and what is also questionable is that when they say they are gonna spent millions of dollars/euro's on aid for developing countries is that the money goes straight into the pockets of the western companies. so that the governemt is buying western products (making huge profit on that) to ship to the developing countries and keeping them dependand instead of helping builing a strong economy thére. at the same time we close of our own borders for theír products..
also we are dumping our poluted toxic's and waste to developing countries in exchange for money. being poor as they are they can't refuse..

excuse the long rant, this goes up my +fav 's list.
and btw ..are you dutch?
dunno why i think this, but i saw a dutch translation or something somewhere on one of your submissions/
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morganaarau Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2003
Impressive art and description...
You're an antagonist, are you? ;) (Wink)
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ash Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2003
Also great work -- think this one works better, possibly because the boot is a bit hard to make out as a boot in the other one. It would probably help if the front of boot, being wider than the heel, was slightly visible at the sides.
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l-courni Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2003
i really don't understand the lack of comments :o (Eek) this is brilliant ! and your description is so true...sadly...
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fonzi9864 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2003
your art is amazing! you really should be selling pieces like this. where did you get all the immages of the hands?
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silverdragon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2003  Professional Photographer
Its a pity u didn't get much response for this work...Cuz its straightforward...and it really nice done!
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giadrago Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2003
Really impressive art Mr. raun.
Ciao.
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