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Greed by BeaGifted Greed by BeaGifted
It speaks for itself *shrug*

Note to those who critiqued me: Thanks for bringing it to my attention that this kind of greed is not limited to america. I was influenced just by what I see going on where I am, but the fact is, it's a universal problem, therefor, I removed the text. Thanks guys--you know who you are :D
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-02-03
The message of this piece is powerful enough to speak on its own.
Greed by ~Liol ( Suggested by IllustraShu and Featured by PurpelBlur )
DJCoolBeat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
The chills and the feels! love this so much!
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Love it!
Insanitycase Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I must say ive been waiting years for someone to load something like this on here. welldone. may i request a bigger one for my background though... i really hate greed 
Zen-titanium Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The sad truth. powerful art tho.
dean-scotty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Student Writer
Indeed that's how so much of the world is I'm afraid :c
C4Pottery Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
I found this as the cover photo of a Medium article and am wondering if I can get a print of it. This is the kind of thing I want on my wall.
tausill Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Hi? I used this art for my poem.. you might want to check..… i already added deviant art credits.. but with no link.. is it cool? Satisfaction Guaranteed.. With music to indulge yourself while you read..
ShaktariB Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
I've been trying to get hold of you for permission to use the inspiration in this wonderful statement for an illustration in a book.  Please contact me.  Thank you!
Faithfeather Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
HOLY CRAP!!!! YOU.. YOU!!! You are the one who drew this piece of work :D!!!!!!!!!! *bows down* xD !!!! LOVE YOU FOREBER!!!!!! o.o in  a non-crazy way :3
ReclusiveChicken Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Show this to a neoclassical economist.
crapsh0ot Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ouch, that's gonna burn :noes:
DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Can-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very powerful. Just heard on the radio some people suggesting moving on to other planets and asteroids to mine them for dessert. Scary. 
Dematiq Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Hey BeaGifted, This Drawing said more than a thousand words. amazing. My name is Dion and my artist name is "Dematiq". I make electronic music. Can i use this as my cover art for a new track? its called "Take" and i think this illustrates perfectly what i meant by it. And of course you will be mentioned all around the track :)
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Writer
Very vivid and needs no words to describe the power of greed.
Photoshopforearth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very poignant image.  Greed is a disease; this disease knows no geographical boundaries.  As far as rampant consumerism, America is I'm sure at the top of a increasingly long list.  Richard
MisLuck Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes me sad that we destroy this world and then send a group in Mars to see could we live there when this planet is completely destroyed. And cycle starts again. History has been repeating itself since the beginning of men and I doubt we never grow smarter. Even in small scale (a country, a village, a hunting group) you can see how they keep making the same mistakes when the old ones are passed and new ones come and don't pay heed to what has already been learned. They must makes their own mistakes I guess. 

It's just sad. I love the nature around my home but these beautiful, old forests will soon be cut down. One that was cut down was over 150 year old! I loved it. Of course they plant new forest there but it will take another 100 years to reach it's beautiful state. 

Money and power, I hate you.
Gwiber49ofIreland Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I hope this man loves making our world a living hell and I hope he chokes on it!
MrIHaveASword Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like a hotpocket, cool on top and like lava down below.
Selfish-Fighter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
(Hmmm. What is this dish called? Judging by the bright yellows ane reds, I'm guessing Mexican or Frnech. -shotshotshot-)
scaredya Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm I wonder what magma tastes like.
FaboulusPerson Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
I think this picture represents greed perfectly.
KingAvatar16 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Awesome!!!Heart Clap 
IncIvan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Great Picture!
CyanMask Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
looks delicious. especially the plate.
DBoi9000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice work. :) Strong message.
scaredya Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow cool
AnanyaArts Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Magoichi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
that should be the poster for humanity right now
cyrus18 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is my favorite of all time!!! What materials did you use?
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The symbolism here is just beautiful. Simply beautiful.
anakure Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your messages are just amazing!
sae-von Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
The nations of the world can only end this by ending the 1%.
Horgenart Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This one is amazing! I just thought about
making something about the enviroment. And i found this. Thank you for the inspiration.
SaujaVandens Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I love the idea !! :happybounce: 
Proxione Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Genious. Very powerful.:squee: 
BallPythonMetal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Greed is indeed a universal problem, but it's quite prevalent in America. I'm sure it will have a lot of significance in the decades to come (that is if we can keep net neutrality alive until then and beyond!).
Nightshade054 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sometimes see leaders like this
gokhantumertr Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
4crunchy2u Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
A very true picture.Nod 
MyOwnMoralThreat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
GeneralCrimson Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow…love it...
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Writer
Holy shit. You have a gift my friend Love 
Cocoa-and-tea Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
KatieConfusion Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Flawless execution, powerful message. There needs to be more art like this around. Thanks for being part of the ones trying to make a difference :]
Scribblerlarry Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Terrific Art!

Sadly, by attributing the destruction of the world simply to "Greed" you show that you have only looked at the surface of what's happening and why. 

It is very popular now to adopt the age-old socialist notion that all the problems of the world can be attributed to the greed of "the ultra-rich" (often called "the elite"). Reality says otherwise. It is not either greed of the ultra-rich who are at fault. It is our entire system and the middle-class are more responsible for how it operates than anyone. 

The ultra-rich own most of everything. They own most of the corporations that provide services and/or have productive capability by way of shares in most of the huge industries that provide the goods and services that we need/want.

Most of today's really rich people inherited huge fortunes; not in cash, but in corporate shares. Those shares pay dividends and can be manipulated to earn more, more and ever more for their owners. Those owners of so much wealth, place their portfolios in the hands of trained business managers and go off to live life as only someone incredibly rich can live it. They DO NOT sit around somewhere and conspire to rip off the 99%.

They have no time for that. They leave it to professionals to manage their wealth. If those pros increase that wealth, they reward them Handsomely; very, very handsomely. And those pros DO increase that wealth. They do it by using every trick in the book, fair and foul. They do it after being highly educated and trained to do so. These professionals usually come from the upper (but not the top) class and from the middle class who obtained that education and training. They are likely from the same middle-class as you and I. Perhaps the ARE you and I; or our siblings, friends, parents or children. They do it because they have been taught from birth that getting a lot of money/wealth is right, honourable, and good. That this is the path a person ought to follow so as to be successful. And who doesn't want to be successful?

The middle class are the workers who do most of the good-paying jobs in the factories and service industries also. So the middle class serves the elite in order to achieve success. And serving the elite means only one thing; making them richer. 

The middle class works in all the office buildings at all the positions that keep a corporation running successfully. They think up, design, and implement many many ways for the corporation to earn more and more so as to keep on feeding wealth to the elite. It's called, by us, doing a good job. Our path to personal success is to climb the corporate ladder or work the production lines for promotions and pay increases.

And we are very, very good at that. We think up ways for the corporations to make more money. We think up ways for them to reduce their taxes; to make shoddier good; to charge more for those goods and services that they need. We are also the consumers of those goods and services. By making the corporations more and more successful financially we are harming ourselves seriously. Unfortunately we are also harming the environment, creating unsafe foods, medicines, equipment, vehicles, etc., etc. The very same goods that we use on the very same plant that we live on. 

We mostly don't do it out of greed. We mostly do it while just trying to succeed in life. We are mostly just trying to meet our financial obligations and put food on the table. Some few of us are greedy, but most of us are very decent good citizens. We fail utterly to recognize our role in how everything is coming apart. That means that we have no idea how we, as individuals and as a society, can fix things. 

And they can be fixed. But not by anything we can do to this system. This system is what has caused us to do the things we do. It is a failure at meeting the needs of all the citizens and their interest, and it is destroying the planet. 

It is not the middle class we need to get rid of. It is the system - the predatory greed-capitalist economic system. There is nothing wrong with basic capitalism. But capitalism is like fire; it's a great tool IF IT IS STRICTLY REGULATED AND CONTROLLED! But it is a terrible master when it gets out of control such as it has these days. 

We fix tis by designing a form of capitalism that you might call citizens' capitalism. I cannot go into this too much here but look at those two words - Citizen's Capitalism - what do you think that might be? How can a capitalist system be made to serve the citizens, instead of the citizens serving the system, by working in predatory businesses. Think about it. Talk about it.

All the best to you from an old man who has spent over 40 years thinking about this.
onemanarmy300 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Writer
The way I see it, you described a form of socialism (or even communism). But I don't think you were talking about either of them. You're talking about the idea of a whole new system (a hybrid between capitalism and communism).
TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I agree with this entirely. :clap:
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