Art isn't created just to please our eyes; it also transfers ideas and provokes thought on social problems. Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been producing satirical illustrations and cartoons for adults for decades now, highlighting the awful problems with society.

Gerhard Haderer had even faced the court for one of his brutally honest books, The Life of Jesus. It triggered violent reactions, because of the society problems discussed in it, in Europe, especially from the Catholic Church. The story culminated in 2005 when Haderer was convicted in Greece for insulting the religious community and was given a six-month suspended sentence in absentia. A few months later, however, this verdict was corrected on appeal, and Gerhard Haderer was acquitted.

The artist developed his realistic style when working as a graphic designer and illustrator for advertising agencies early in his career. It wasn't until a cancer operation in 1985 when Gerhard abandoned his commercial dreams and became a freelance caricaturist and satirical illustrator, mainly focusing on social issues. Scroll down to check out his unsettling and at times scary cartoons and vote for your favorites.

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EM
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2 years ago

Did you know that a couple of years ago, there were more selfie related deaths than shark related deaths?

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

this happens so much at live concerts, just put the damn phone down and enjoy the experience!

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Phil.
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2 years ago

Actually even a put-on smile can lift your mood, say neuro-scientists.

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Rakooned
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2 years ago

Children missing childhoods.

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Ola Antosik
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2 years ago

This I do not understand. I like reading books in paper but there is nothing wrong with electronic editions. If anything, they are more eco friendly. It is still the same activity just different medium.

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Daniel Losinger
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2 years ago

Timeline: Catholic Church's sex abuse scandals https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/world/timeline-catholic-church-sexual-abuse-scandals/index.html

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

Well, at least it looks like they're all getting along.

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Mika N
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2 years ago

I've heard it said, how ironic it is that often times today, family time is getting everyone to put down their small screens and all look at the same big screen for a while.

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Phil.
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2 years ago

same with our used clothes which we graciously "donate"

Full Name
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2 years ago

No good deed goes unpunished. Follow the trail of everything from Fair Trade goods to agriculture as a whole to donated clothing and you'll find things aren't always as simple as they seem.

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Apollo
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2 years ago

And the tomato from Ghana is probably much more tasty. But we prefer cheap junk.

Efia
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2 years ago

Yes.. When I fly to Ghana to see my friends, one of the best things are to cook with fresh fruits and vegetables!

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Sykz
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2 years ago

BUY LOCAL from Mom and Pop stores!

Master Markus
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2 years ago

I don't understand this. What is Stk?

Iapetos
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2 years ago

Stk = Stück, which means "piece" or "unit".

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Heather Grover
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2 years ago

To answer Brivid, you will often find what was once donated sold for somewhat lower prices making the seamstress and others who worked hard having a hard time selling their stuff in Ghana or other lower income countries. Too much donation stagnates markets.

Furious_Lover
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2 years ago

This upsets my heart

Micky Bishop
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2 years ago

The thing is, there are more nutrients left in the one regularly grown tomato

Jacqueline Apicella De Dios
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1 year ago

Buy local. Shop small

Tammara Tracy
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2 years ago

This is VERY important message to get out; most people don't know that our good intentions are destroying local economies.

Nadja Prange
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2 years ago

People ignore this truth which is the same for wheat, chicken, ... resulting in destruction of local economy, increase of poverty and immigration to Europe, America, ... .

Martha Baerreis
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2 years ago

this is about globalization - imported tomatoes out selling local tomatoes.. local farmer can't compete with produce from factory farms.. Local supermarket buys from factory farms and agri-businesses.. Buy local folks.. this is how it is in Western North Carolina, USA.. Grocery stores selling produce from Israel and Mexico and S. America.. apples from China.. It is crazy.. Local farmers have no access to market.

Daniel Brown
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2 years ago

So she sold all her tomatoes (except 1), the super market still has too much overstock. Whats wrong?

Lynne Sebastian
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2 years ago

She only has one tomato because that’s all she could grow with the resources she had access to.

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Pat Dlouhy Dusek
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2 years ago

This is way President Trump is stopping everything from being sent here from other countries...Because it's cheaper... Instead of buying all American! Because if it would cost a little more... It will start to go down as time passes when Americans start spending there money here!!!

Furious_Lover
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2 years ago

Why must that .... person always come up?!

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Cyndi Merrill
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2 years ago

what is the 1 stk and 40 stk

Ann Ros'a
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2 years ago

stk=pc

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Master Markus
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2 years ago

I don't understand how those tomatoes would be cheaper considering you'd have to factor in shipping. "Tomatoes from Europe" is not exactly comparable to something manufactured, say, "toys from China"... are they?

Sharon Garvey
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2 years ago

GMO! They’re not real tomatoes..chemically grown and manufactured, they can last on the shelf for weeks, shipped while still green. Real tomatoes take time to ripen, don’t always look perfect but taste like a tomato, smell like a tomato and have a limited shelf life. Forty chemically grown tomatoes for the same price as one real tomato. And Nikki D. I’m sure she would sell more than one. It was to illustrate the large difference.

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Joe Blow
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8 months ago

Brought to you by Technology!

Natisha Roberts
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1 year ago

Smh

Darrick Smith
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1 year ago

It's a reference to the outcomes of IMF policies and trade agreements. Has little to nothing to do with your donations.

Rolf Obermaier
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1 year ago

So I can get 40 units for x1 money but I should buy at x1 the unit because of... What? Solidarity? I do not understand the criticism of people saving lives. If it weren't for industrialized agriculture 3/4 of the world would famine. If you want to buy local, do it. If you feel proud because you are helping the little producer, great. If you criticize other people's options of buying cheaper food just because they are poorer than you and cannot afford your lifestyle choices, you are an imbecile.

Chipo Phiri
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2 years ago

No people will rather buy from an invester or european than buying from thier fellow african

Rosa Rodriguez
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2 years ago

ALWAYS TALING ADVANTage whenever we can, horrible humans,

Akil Bey
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2 years ago

Travesty

Lisa Georgette
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2 years ago

They are difficult to compete with.

Joseph de Nicola
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2 years ago

The Euro tomatos are spelled wrong, though - probably Monsanto GMO-Frankenmatos.

Alice Silk
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2 years ago

They are correctly spelt tomatoes...

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Sakina Khambalia
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2 years ago

fair trade....haha

Letenetta Lindsay
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2 years ago

#9 is my fav!

Dale Prokop
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2 years ago

I hate that corp farming - I wish we could go back to non corp farming with no pesticides or GMOs...we need more famine.

Dario Ruiz
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2 years ago

Shame

Sonia Leroux
Community Member
2 years ago

sad

Lorrene
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2 years ago

That is why Africa is still fighting.

Martin Anghelov
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2 years ago

Okay. So, why don't we use or eat the food made in Europe if we live in Europe? I mean - the transportation has a cost - ecological and economical. Instead we could teach people in Ghana, or any other country where there is a need, how to produce more for their own consumption. Instead of buying food off of them, we could - either simply donate or give them know-how. Think. I promise - it won't kill you.

April Simnel
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2 years ago

Surplus European-grown food is being dumped into other nations, and there's so much of it, it's cheaper than native-grown food in those nations. That's what the drawing is saying.

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Lorraine Garthland
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2 years ago

yeh man i know it stinks

Reda Chellal
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2 years ago

reality

Nikki D
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2 years ago

To be fair, she does only have ONE tomato. Who buys ONE tomato?

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Sarah Miller
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2 years ago

I'm not seeing this as a "fast food/obesity" thing, more like a CEO or corporate leader just greedily eating funds. Fat in wealth kind of thing

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

you can roll a piece of shit in glitter, it's still a piece of shit.

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Molly Tallmadge
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2 years ago

Our governments today

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EM
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2 years ago

"I thought that there would be more fish."

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Willy wonka
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2 years ago

Tinder date wile you go on tinder

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

tis the season

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Ben S.
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2 years ago

He can't escape his reality, even in his day-dreams...

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Issy
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2 years ago

There was a poster of this picture in the magazine "Stern" after the Charlie Hebdo attack. The pen is mightier than the sword.

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Johanna Zamora
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2 years ago

Hose it down. Drone freak.

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Emily Rose
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2 years ago

could someone translate?

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Meep
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2 years ago

Oh god I'm reading this on the toilet at work

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Sykz
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2 years ago

Might be the smartest move?

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Çalıkuşu
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2 years ago

George Orwell- Animal Farm: ''Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."

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Chris Daemon
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2 years ago

Context, variation on Albrecht Dürer's Praying Hands.

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

Cannot unsee!

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Rachael Marrast
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2 years ago

VEGAN?

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Sykz
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2 years ago

Enough money you can do anything.

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Vlad Horobet
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2 years ago

Not sure how many people knew this, but there is a forth monkey in this series. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and do no evil.

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Oli Wolfe
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2 years ago

No!!! How will you get the ball back now!

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Lua boots
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2 years ago

As the crisis of 29

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earringnut
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2 years ago

this would be even better with teachers.

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Lua boots
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2 years ago

Holidays...so many people leaves at same time...so they get stuck on the road..,and they spend half of their vac waiting on the car...sad...reality

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