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Goya Outrage Shows Cancel Culture Out of Control

goyaIt was the kind of program that, ordinarily, liberals would cheer.

To hear them tell it, expanding the opportunities for minorities has always been their party’s idea. But when President Donald Trump took a stab at it, announcing a business and educational project aimed directly at Hispanic people, the left wasn’t about to cut him some slack. And worse than that, they’re out to destroy anyone who does.

For Goya CEO Robert Unanue, Thursday’s executive order had been a long time coming. Like most Hispanic Americans, he was eager to work with the administration to improve his community’s way of life.

When Trump invited Unanue to join his Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, he eagerly accepted. And, at the signing ceremony, he praised Trump, saying: “We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder. We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president.”

No sooner had he spoken the words than the cancel culture, led by ringleaders like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., started the hashtag #BoycottGoya.

To Unanue, who pointed out that he’d done an event at the White House with Michelle Obama too, the backlash was unbelievable.

“You’re allowed to talk good or talk praise to one president but … all the sudden that’s not acceptable,” Unanue told Fox News. “If you’re called by the president of the United States, you’re going to say, ‘No, I’m sorry, I’m busy, no thank you’? I didn’t say that to the Obamas, and I didn’t say that to President Trump.”

Asked if he would apologize for the comments, Unanue said absolutely not. In fact, he made his feelings clear that a liberal boycott was just another attempt at “suppression of speech.”

He’s right. These same people who claim to care about minorities—phonies like AOC and her followers—have never given two figs about real America. If they did, they’d have set aside their political agendas long enough to realize that Unanue is no enemy.

They’d have seen that Goya—the same company they’ve decided to blacklist—just pledged to donate 2 million cans of food to needy U.S. families. And instead of applauding that—or, frankly, just remaining silent—they did what liberals do: proved they care more about politics than people.

Cancel culture is absolutely out of control. This is a man who simply said something good about Trump, and what are the mobs doing? Threatening to take down his brand. We might as well be back in the French Revolution, lining people up in the guillotine yard.

As Americans, we can’t afford to be passive about this leftist revolutionary agenda. Fortunately, there are men of conviction like Robert Unanue who refuse to bend to the angry fringe.

But there are far more, warn the editors of National Review Online, who “believe they can pacify the mob by throwing it a sacrificial lamb or two. In that, they are mistaken.”

There is no appeasement. There is only courage or surrender. And only one will guarantee that our country and freedom survive.

Reprinted with Permission from - Daily Signal by - Tony Perkins

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6 months ago

President & daughter should not ever support one product over another. The garden talk at WH is another with mention of saving $3K on buying a new truck & gosh/golly I wonder what that brand might be. All companies should be treated equal by WH.

6 months ago

Vote yes or no if you think the picture of POTUS with can of beans/thumbs up taken in oval office of White House is presidential??????? And consider that the rest of the world saw the same thing ..He needs to think before he acts sometimes.

Jean Scott
6 months ago

I have never purchased Goya products until I heard about the cancel culture boycott. Went to the market this week and bought several Goya items. Purchased some to try myself and others to donate to our bi-weekly food collection at church. Will continue to buy Goya products since AOC made me aware of the company and their courageous CEO. Thank you to the Goya CEO for not backing down but standing for his beliefs … unlike our ‘oppressed’ multi-million dollar athletes who I will never watch again. God Bless America ….. MAGA

Tim Coleman
6 months ago

We need more people to start pushing back on the left for their continued nonsense and rhetoric. It started as PC in 90’s now moves to new level of persecution of anyone that disagrees with their view or opinion.
Stop them now and stand up for our true freedom of speech and overall American freedoms.

6 months ago

I love my new Goya products! I bought a case of black beans, chipotle peppers, and some adobo seasoning. I would have missed out if the whining cancel culture commis hadn’t complained. Thanks!.

6 months ago

I will go out of my way to buy/support/seek out any product the Angry Left turns against. They claim the Right is a party consisting of sheep. IMHO the Democratic Party is (mostly) sheep and goats.

Thomas Goff
6 months ago

I now will buy Goya above other Products.
Thank you for standing for Truth

6 months ago

I support Goya and President Donald TRUMP !

Now we have yet another reason to continue and increase our purchases of Goya.
Great quality products and now a message!

Last edited 6 months ago by Vilma
6 months ago

I have since bought about $20 dollars of GOYA foods. and gave most of it to the local food bank. I will now continue to buy GOYA foods for myself and family and charity.

6 months ago

Ther problem with the left is that they only care about the minorities so long as they remain dependent on the government for servival. I am quite sure that Mr Unanue and his employes will never be dependent on the free stuff from the liberals for survival so the liberals could not care less what happens to them.

Cindy Scotton
6 months ago

Thank you GOYA for being a true American. Just bought $30 of canned GOYA products. GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!!!

Aurora Nancy Zamarripa
6 months ago

Praise God, I will be adding Goya products to my grocery list.

Aurora Nancy Zamarripa
6 months ago


Dan Hirsch
6 months ago

More like trying to cancel the truth- cancel culture heading down road to destruction (including themselves).

6 months ago

I went to the store a few days ago planning to buy some Goya products and found they were mostly sold out. I did find one can of beans which I purchased.

Laurie Bee
6 months ago

I support Goya and I never really knew what they sold! I checked it out at the grocery store yesterday and was amazed! They sell tons of products including beans (of course!), rice, flan, sauces, quinoa, crackers, seasonings, and MORE! Check it out folks! Shame on AOC!

j heston
6 months ago

My Goya products came yesterday. We all the right to free speech. Minority companies can all use our support.

CK Doyle
6 months ago

I intend to buy as many Goya products as I possibly can. I can use some & donate the rest!

Glenn Scott
6 months ago

Did my part by buying numerous cans,boxes,frozen meals of Goya on my last shopping trip. Take that you worthless liberal POS.

Dory O'Toole
6 months ago

Well presented ad to the hypocrisy of the left. Especially negligent socialist politicians like AOC who have and will continue to todo more harm then good. The left is the real virus in this country. They need to be vaccinated.

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