Oh Goya

At a roundtable with Hispanic leaders, Trump signed an executive order for Hispanic Prosperity Initiative to assign an advisory commission to improve education and business opportunities for Hispanic Americans. After the roundtable, the CEO of Goya Foods had made some comments which inspired immediate backlash and calls for a boycott of the Goya line of products.

What the CEO of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue, said was, “Mr. President, what can I tell you? I’m so blessed to be here in the most prosperous country in the world, the greatest country in the world. And we’re so blessed to have you as our leader, as we continue to build this country and make it the most prosperous nation in the world.” Later he followed this with, “He’s an incredible builder.”


Had I been watching this event, this is what I would have thought of these comments without anyone else filtering them for me. Tell me honestly, if you would have thought any differently:


You sound just like everyone that works for Trump, at a roundtable with him, going around the room, taking turns to sing high praises to the moron-in-chief. I bet that’s where you learned this shtick, isn’t it- from seeing this same kind of crap on TV.

A great builder? That’s stupid. Come on. What are you hoping to get in return for your company? Hm?

Is that not exactly what you would have thought?

What if you read these tweets first, and then watched the clip or read the text of what Robert Unanue had said?

Well now you might be inspired to a course of action. A higher calling then what would have been your original, unaided take. Now your emotions have been tapped into. You “feel” something. Something immediate.


Should you?

Let’s revisit your emotions the day after. Today. Do you feel the same way? Do you feel a sense of true “rightness” not righteousness, does the idea feel “right” to you?

Let’s visit our liberal mind, that too this point, is absent in the process. Is Robert Unanue entitled to voice a stupid opinion? Yes. Yes, he is. Do we have to agree with him? Of course not.

Let’s visit our deductive mind. Do we feel this may have been an ill-planned act; an ill-advised performance to ensure the best results for Goya Foods? This feels like a strong possibility. We’d have to examine if there are any financial connections between Robert Unanue, or Goya Foods and the Trump campaign. So we can put this aside, and say we have possible suspicions on both sides of the equation.

Let’s visit our logical mind. Is this really something we should be contemplating right now, let alone…let alone reacting to with sudden, emotional, scorched earth, turn it up to 11, punish him now!!!!!


No because we already have millions of goons on our hands who won’t wear a fucking mask, and they’re going to kill us all with their conspiracy theories, pretend science, and countless twitter trolls fueling the flames of: WEARING A MASK IS A LIBERAL PLOT. So, don’t needlessly give them another stick to throw in the fire.


Goya Foods has around 4000 employees. Goya foods, for many of us, is a supplier of very familiar and comfortable products that we enjoy. Aside from the reliance on MSG (which I personally love), Goya foods is a basic, reliable, consistent, purveyor of a wide, wholesome product line.

All this being said: Robert Unanue is entitled to a shitty opinion, and we are entitles to voice our opinions with our wallets. Therefore, whatever we individually decide, is entirely within our rights.

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