Cancel Culture

Goya Boycott: Everything Is Political Now

Politics are even in our soup.


In Spanish, there is an idiom that refers to finding things "even in one's soup," when they are overbearingly ubiquitous. As U.S. politicians and activists enter day seven of a battle over canned beans and adobo seasoning, cancel culture and political point-scoring are undeniably hasta en la sopa.

Speaking as a guest in the White House on July 9, Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue praised President Donald Trump for being a "builder" and said Americans were "truly blessed" to have him as a leader.

Faster than you can say "cancel culture," famous progressive Latinos took to Twitter, invoked the spirit of Roman Emperor Caracalla, and executed Unanue's and thereby Goya's damnatio memoriae.

"Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo,'" tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) about a popular Goya product. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote that "we learned to bake bread in this pandemic, we can learn to make our own adobo con pimienta. Bye." Former Housing and Urban Development Sec. Julian Castro added that "Americans should think twice before buying their products," as he used the hashtag #Goyaway.

As the boycott against Goya gained steam on social media, Unanue took to Fox News to claim his right to free speech was being constrained. This misses the point, since calling for an economic boycott also constitutes free expression. More troubling is when members of Congress like Ocasio-Cortez and former high-ranking bureaucrats such as Castro use their power and influence to punish a private business in order to score partisan points. 

Meanwhile, Republican former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted that leftists need no beans since "their speeches and whining already produce all the gas the planet can take." Ivanka Trump posted a photo in which she "endorses" Goya products ("if it's Goya, it has to be good"), only to be immediately accused of violating government ethics rules. Even the president tried to score partisan points on the food fight, staging a photo-op with Goya products in the Oval Office, an endorsement that arguably skews free-market competition since Goya's competitors have not been boosted in public by the commander in chief as a thanks for praise.

Among the sins that justify the uproar against Unanue in progressives' eyes are his past donations to Republican politicians such as former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, even though Unanue has also donated to Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.). Unanue even mentioned his previous appearance at the White House under President Obama in 2011, when he said he was "honored and humbled" to be in the former president's presence. In 2012, Goya also took part in Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative, designed to provide parents "with the information they need to make healthy choices." None of which led to calls for Goya's cancellation.

The #GoyAway movement seeks to categorize all Hispanics into a single, monolithic ethnic group, whose members are capable of thinking only within the strict boundaries that their betters in politics and the media assign to them. Forget that, according to the Pew Research Center, a significant minority of Hispanics tend to vote Republican; perhaps they're not worthy of decent peppered adobo.

Many of those boycotting Goya are doing so because they disagree with the president's stance on immigration and racial issues that impact Latinos. But the boycott will end up disproportionately hurting immigrants and Latinos. Goya employs 4,000 people, and as Unanue said in May, well before the current Twitter storm, "All the employees are family working together for the same purpose. Many of us are immigrants and we extend a hand to our brothers." Unanue also announced at the White House that Goya was donating 2 million cans of its products to food banks in order to ease the plight of the worst-off during the pandemic.

This raises the question of who brings more lasting value to U.S. Latinos and the nation at large: the country's largest Hispanic-owned business, which exemplifies the American dream of immigrant wealth and job creation through hard work, or the cadre of politicians and celebrities who are eager to play politics with photos of canned coconut milk.

Goya will likely be fine, but politicians and activists warring over supermarket products should leave a bad taste in everybody's mouth. An omnipresent politics is especially dangerous because, as Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges commented, the best government is an invisible one.

"We arrived in Switzerland in 1914," Borges said about his family's stay in the Alpine country, "and like good South Americans, we asked the president's name. They could only stare at us, because nobody knew the answer."

The detached approach to politics of the Swiss was striking compared to Latin Americans' obsession with caudillos such as Juan Domingo Perón in Borges' Argentina and, more recently, Cuba's Fidel Castro or Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. All were domineering figures whose unwelcome presence in daily life was sadly unavoidable for any civilian.

Whether you prefer Goya's seasoned stews or chicken noodles, when politics begins to pop up in your soup you can be sure that everyone has taken a step in the wrong direction.

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  1. Both sides did this of course.

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    2. Yeah, I’m puzzled by the “now” in the title. Where has this person been?
      The “both sides” not only applies to boycotts but also to the reaction to them, e.g. engaging in a “buycott”.

      1. Mebbe it’s because boycotts use to to be isolated to church mothers protesting creeping faggotry or some other fringe grievance group I could safely ignore.

        Now cultural capitalism is has moved from possibly slight bragging rights over some competitor to front and center PR for companies. Never is it discussed how Christians or Neo-Marxist make inferior products, but a half-assed apology for being capitalist in the first place.

        1. Yeah, remember the good old days when boycotts were instigated by right wing nut jobs on the lookout for satanic messages in corporate logos? We were so innocent back then.

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      2. The “both sides” not only applies to boycotts but also to the reaction to them, e.g. engaging in a “buycott”.

        Similarly pushing someone into the path of an oncoming bus and pushing someone out of its path are both pushing someone.

        1. Or how beating someone to death with a baseball bat is exactly the same thing as playing a couple of softball innings with them.

    3. True. Then again, when it comes to big, intrusive, government, there is, in the end, only one side.

      1. That sounds just like something I’d say.

      2. when it comes to big, intrusive, government…

        …Americans have only felt the tip. It will get a lot more uncomfortable as the socialist creep continues. Stock up on lube.

        1. The lube doesn’t work.

          I tried it in ’09, when they bailed out the financial industry with Corporate Socialism. I was still feeling that in my ass until the most recent Corporate Socialism bailouts. Now that pain is never going away. Not until your brand of socialism is finally the death of me and so many other good Americans.

          Amazing how self-proclaimed American “capitalists” love to privatize profits and socialize losses; in economic parlance, that is what is characterized as creating a “moral hazard”. I’m going to venture a guess here and bet you didn’t pursue a degree in Economics.

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    5. Oh look, a 19th-century communo-fascist unaware or the anti-coercion movement that took shape after the God’s Own Socialists were tried and hanged at Nuremberg. How quaint!

    1. Cancle? …Cankle?…culture? Oh god!

      1. Of course cankles is behind this….it all makes sense now. For the record, I have no known history of mental illness and I haven’t had any suicidal thoughts

        1. Yes, but do you sometimes walk alone at night, on errands? Ever? Anywhere?

    2. Did the tweet say that liberal student’s viewpoints were important?

      1. #AllViewpointsMatter

    3. cancle culture? is that you hillary?

  2. This idea that companies must be punished because their CEOs or whatever have the wrong political opinions is not good. What the fuck is wrong with people? You can do business with people without endorsing their views. The idea that you can somehow cleanse society of wrongthink (which both sides do suffer from to some extent) is a very dangerous one that will not lead to good places.

    1. “The idea that you can somehow cleanse society of wrongthink”

      Now do gay marriage.

      1. Now do gay marriage.

        Are you proposing to him?

        1. One man? Ha!

          1. You prefer a threesome?

            1. He prefers the entire football team running a train on him. NTTAWWT.

              1. There are usually TWO football teams.

                1. And they employ a run-n-shoot offense: no tight ends, all wide receivers

                  1. I think Nardz would like to be on your football team, Tony.

                    1. Not in my league

            2. who doesn’t prefer a threesome?

              1. a foursome?

                1. one guy always takes too long to putt.

      2. Now do gay marriage.

        Apparently Tony is unaware gay marriage is legal. Ignorance is the key component in his worldview.

      3. Now do gay wedding cakes.

        1. so, most bakers have zero problem with this, so activists seek out the few religious folks who still are in the past to attack. Yet there is no problem getting a gay wedding cake made and we all know it.

          How many bakeries would a gay person have to go to to finally get a refusal? I bet that getting a pro Trump cake made would be slightly more difficult than a gay wedding cake.

          It is sad when a social injustice is finally fixed, gays, yet instead of celebrating, the gay activists become just as negative as the super conservative Christian minority that still has not accepted gay rights was before the issue was resolved. Two wrongs do not make a right and now the gay activists have replaced the Christians who do not approve of gay marriage, as being the people who are on the wrong side of history, and who are being nasty for no reason.

          1. “most”

            Heart of a libertarian right there…

      4. “Now do gay marriage.”

        No such thing.

    2. The whole point of civilization is that we can peacefully interact with people outside our immediate tribe. We can conduct business with strangers from the outgroup. This is nearly unheard of in tribal or primitive societies. It’s what separates the civilized from the barbaric.

      So it’s not the leftism that distresses me most, it’s the willfully destruction of civilized norms that both sides are engaged in.

      1. To say nothing of your discourse

        willfully destruction

      2. Not so sure that is true. Lot of evidence that different tribes traded with each other. Of course they also went to war with each other, just like civilized nations do. The difference between civilized and tribal societies is that civilized people have better shit.

      3. Well, you’d be hard pressed to find examples of cancel culture from the right, at least in recent years. This “both sides are to blame” game is usually played by leftists when they have lost an argument.

        1. usually it’s trotted out once they start seeing return fire. They’re supposed to be allowed to attack in the most vile ways imaginable but their victims are not allowed to defend themselves seems to be way they play.


    3. But a company pushing it’s ideals on its employees and than making precedence is an okay system? Thank you Hobby Lobby. If it’s not the people screwing over a company it’s a company screwing over people.

      1. What the fuck does and than making precedence is an okay systemmean?

      2. a company pushing it’s ideals on its employees

        What a stupid description. HL can offer what they want in exchange for labor, we call this freedom. Employees can choose to accept it or not, this is also freedom.

        1. Nah, you’re just a violent slaver. You might want to check your passive aggressiveness.

      3. “…If it’s not the people screwing over a company it’s a company screwing over people…”

        Maybe one day you might grow up and act like a moral agent instead of some infantile ‘victim’.

        1. Maybe one day you’ll stop copying and pasting to sound intelligent.

      4. a company pushing it’s ideals on its employees… Hobby Lobby

        Seriously? Fuck off

      5. Now do all the companies that force all their employees into “diversity” training.

    4. Are you saying that consumers aren’t allowed to stop buying products from a moron who don’t know how to sale?

    5. Where do boycotts start and end? Do you refuse to buy what’s on the shelves at grocery stores, or do you also ban food that uses the products, like restaurants that may use Goya beans in soups, etc? Will woke establishments have disclaimers on menus saying no Goya products were used in the making of their food? What about the cans Goya uses? Who makes them? Whenever you boycott something there’s usually a long chain of affiliated things that should also be boycotted, lest one be labeled a hypocrite.

    6. Lol funny how you rightwing nuttjobs did not have that view about the NFL when Collin Kaepernick was taking a knee

    7. You can’t “cleanse society of wrongthink” but you can show your objection to a CEO’s stand by refusing to purchase his product. There’s nothing wrong with that. If he wants to take care of his employees, maybe he should learn to keep his mouth shut.

      1. Take care of his employees? Such a lefty snooty comment.

  3. This will pass. So many companies are involved in politics that no one can really keep up and most people won’t accept the inconvenience long term and will eventually forget. Also, the olitical love/ hate cuts both ways.

    1. I think this is correct. Biden will win in November and sometime in his administration he will have a group of prominent Latino’s including Mr. Unanue . and we will likely have all forgotten. I think Mr. Unanue was correct in saying that at the WH he need to act appropriately and thank his host. He might well have followed that up on Fox by saying he support Latino concerns about the President.

  4. So many companies are involved in politics that no one can really keep up

    That’s the mistake Goya made. Keep your political maneuvering out of the headlines like other huge companies and you’re fine.

    1. Lol
      Pretty sure Goya sales are way up

      All the dude did is say Trump’s policies have been good for businesses, and for Hispanics.
      He likes Trump.

      The left, being a collective of personality disorders turned psychotic, completely freaked out and turned it into a political issue.

      1. Apparently the lowest-in-history unemployment for Latinos under Trump isn’t worthy of anything to these progressive Latino tweeters. These progressive individuals may think of all Latinos as illegals, but they’re not the same. Obama “the great deporter” didn’t think so either.

        1. Maybe they see their own children in the toddlers Trump caged.

          1. Hey, you insipid lying sack of shit, did you even read what you linked?

            THE FACTS: He has a point. Whether they are called prison cells or something else, Obama held children in temporary, ill-equipped facilities and built a large center in McAllen, Texas, that is used now.

            Democrats routinely and inaccurately blame Trump for creating “cages” for children. They are actually referring to chain-link fencing inside the McAllen center — Obama’s creation.

            1. Also, Hispanics who legally immigrated aren’t universally fans of illegal immigration. They did it right, and a lot of them don’t have sympathy for those who cheat and take advantage of the system. Immigrants who have become citizens (correctly) see it as a significant achievement they’re quite proud of, and value their adopted nation enough to prioritize its integrity.

              Trotting out Obama’s cages that only became an issue because orangemanbad is a rather weak card to play.

            2. Of course he didn’t. He’s a dishonest shill for the DNC, but a lazy fuck too.

            3. You’re presuming the cretin can even read. How literate-ist of you.

      2. Lol thank you you hypocrites, it’s okay for guys to go political but it isn’t okay for consumers to respond to his politics ????????????????

  5. “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,'” tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    I thought it was the sound of a stupid, mendacious commie cunt.

    1. If there is any justice in the world, reincarnation will be true and after AOC dies she’ll have to live an eternity as someone’s fingernail as it gets clawed against a chalkboard because that’s honestly all I hear when I listen to her speak.

    2. So stupid that she thinks we can see sounds.

      1. I can see sounds. Many people can. It’s a neurological condition.

        1. also can depend on whether the acid is any good.

  6. Go Go Goya! I’m buying me some of them beans, Rev!

    1. This is one circumstance in which bigotry pays — Goya products will be clearance-discounted soon.

      1. Ever get tired of being wrong? Goya is having a sales boom.

  7. “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,'” tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) about a popular Goya product.

    Bitch, please.

    1. Yes. As an affluent token in the affluent white progressive power structure, she has staff to make the adobo for her.

  8. “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,’ ‘how to fuck up a drink order'” tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) Unicorn Abattoir about a popular Goya product common AOC practice.

    1. Make

  9. The #GoyAway movement seeks to categorize all Hispanics into a single, monolithic ethnic group, whose members are capable of thinking only within the strict boundaries that their betters in politics and the media assign to them.

    You mean progressives are racist assholes? What a shock.

    1. The went with #GoyAway?

      Isn’t that antisemitic?

      1. It’s anti-non semitic.

        1. Is… is that ok?
          I’m so confused these days about what’s bad racism and what’s good or neutral racism

          1. Red Hat Racism. It’s Neutral / Good with a +10 bonus to dexterity.

  10. The #GoyAway movement

    Can we start with Mizek?

  11. “Many of those boycotting Goya are doing so because they disagree with the president’s stance on immigration and racial issues that impact Latinos.”
    What exactly do you mean by “many”? More than one? I think the majority of the boycotters are doing it out of TDS.

  12. “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,’” tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) about a popular Goya product

    You want me to look at a sound? What?

    1. Maybe she has synesthesia.

      1. Like when she hears herself talk and sees the Oval Office?

        1. I’m sure you meant to say orifice, no?

    2. Listen, do you smell something?

  13. Get off social media and this “controversy” doesn’t exist in your world. Then buy whatever beans you want.

  14. I doubt AOC even knows how to turn on the stove.

    1. When she needs to turn on a stove, she takes her top off.

      1. both funny *and* yum

    2. Like garbage disposals, only rich people have stoves.

      1. Yes, and rich people have too many stoves, which is why the poor people have to eat cold chalupas. We must tax the stoves away from the rich and give them to the poor.

  15. My favorite boycott response was from In&Out. The leadership of the Democratic Party in California called out for a boycott because they were pissed that In&Out was donating to the Republican Party. In&Out mostly just ignored it. Everyone who went there ignored it. And the Democratic party gave up, declared victory and pretended it never happened. This whole bean thing is just more of the bent realty show thinking that infiltrates modern society. Democrats calling for a bean boycott. Trump promoting the boycotted beans in response like he is Willie Mayes. Embarrassing how stupid both partisan sides have become.
    “Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.”

    1. Funny how you try to turn the left being intolerant idiots into “both sides are stupid”

      1. Only an idiot would think that both sides are not equally stupid.

        1. But only one side claims NOT to be stupid.

        2. Touche, both sides are definitely stupid.
          But only one side is completely and thoroughly psychotic

    2. How exactly is Trump beating the Democrats with the political baseball bat they virtually taped to his hands stupid?

      1. Leftists like him have a well-known reality deficiency.

        1. Hm. On second reading, he may not be a leftist, but is just acting stupid.

  16. We have reason to think of Goya as the beans whose sleep breeds monsters– Bush Beans propelled TR’s charge up San Juan Hill.

  17. Trump took a picture with a head of a corporation and thats him plugging one business over another? thats right no other politician has ever taken a picture with a constituaint that has a business, never ever have they ever.

  18. The only outcome of this will be a lot of poor people eating beans for Thanksgiving in 10 years.

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    1. I didn’t know this was a thing. How do you even go about doing that?

      1. the ones with heavy eyeliner are easy hit on them first.

      2. First off you need a really tiny dick.

      3. I just can’t wait 17 years.

        1. Neither can Buttplug.

    2. We’ve got the Space Force. We’re on our way!

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    3. we’d be centuries closer to Starfleet if half the people on Earth weren’t fucking locusts.

      Most of humanity in Star Trek is living in some repressive global society, where money and free markets have been abolished and most R&D and exploration is carried out by quasi-military governmental organizations. That’s what you want?

      1. i want to know what else is out there

      2. The Empire did nothing wrong!

  20. >>The #GoyAway movement seeks to categorize all Hispanics into a single, monolithic ethnic group

    did you mean #democratparty?

    1. GOYaway? Am I terribly paranoid if I read an antisemitic stalking horse in that hashtag?

      1. would GoyAway be pro-Hebrew?

  21. I’ve been not buying goya products for years now, but for reasons more aesthetic than political. We all know they’re not sending us their best.

  22. I have 4 cans of Goya beans in my cabinet and will buy more.

    1. I prefer to cook beans from scratch, so I’m giving Goya to the food pantry.

  23. Your tax dollars … Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture has published a graphic on its website that suggests concepts such as “rational linear thinking,” the “nuclear family,” and an emphasis on “hard work” are specific to “white culture.” This assertions leans heavily on data from a 1990 paper by Judith H. Katz titled, “Some Aspects and Assumptions of White Culture in the United States.” Would I be inappropriate in noting the Jewish community’s long-standing support for blacks? Would it be churlish of me to mention attacks on Jews in NYC’s Brooklyn and Bed Stuy?

    1. Risible insofar as BLM condemns the “nuclear family” in an era when many wise blacks trace societal dysfunctions to a hollowing out of the black nuclear family.

      1. The Ds have been prioritizing the destruction of black families for literally their entire existence

    2. >>the Jewish community’s long-standing support for blacks?

      yeah but Nick Cannon

      1. One Robin does not a Spring make……

      2. Negro antisemitism remains a curse……

      3. “He” apologized today.
        Just to the Jews though

      4. DO read Nation of Islam’s The Secret Relationship between Blacks & Jews (you can’t get it from Amazon – must go directly to NoI’s site).
        It’s informative and very credible.

    3. They’ve now pulled that flyer, as if that was the problem.

    4. I laughed my backend off especially when I saw who wrote it…old world grudges and hatred of peasant christians from central and eastern europe drive much of the cultural marxist sh%t from people like Ms. Katz..anyone who wrote that is a bigot by definition..wonder how she feels about Italians or Irish….

  24. Its the stupid blue check mark self righteous clowns on twitfuckbook that try to pull this shit. They are worthless toads and best ignored. Most of them are at the nick cannon bottom of the barrel level of intelligence.

    1. I laughed my ass off when Twitter shut off all the blue check accounts because of the hack.

  25. Beans are now politically incorrect?
    What’s next that’s going to be politically incorrect?

    1. Where have you been? Between CO2 and deadly virus particle missiles, breathing out is definitely a right wing patriarchal fascist insult. Wear the damned mask or something.

    2. White milk.

      It was the other option besides the OK symbol that 4chan had for trolling the left by claiming it was a symbol of white supremacy.

  26. My pantry getting less woke by the day. Geez. Thanks for this good article

    1. >>pantry getting less woke by the day

      larf of the week.

  27. The Dems taste victory, possibly a sweep of Congress and the presidency, and they may well do so. They are making it clear that they are taking names and fully intend to exact their revenge.

    1. They and their minions are a clear and present danger.

    2. Open wider, clingers.

      1. They’re mad due to being ignored. Most of these slavers are scared to introduce themselves on those other posts. They can’t put Their money where their mouth is. Instead, they play victims over this.

      2. And Trump is still your President, and will be until 2025.

  28. It is truly hilarious that a magazine called ‘Reason’ has commenters this idiotic.

    1. i loved you in Fresh Prince

      1. I saw a movie once, really bad movie – I think it was about giant man eating ticks, in which Carleton played a gangsta.
        It was memorable

    2. This, it’s mind boggling how authoritarian they are around here. No critical thinking skills whatsoever. It’s like when suspension of disbelief goes wrong.

    3. “Where there’s light, there’s bugs.”

  29. This will be like Chic-Fil-A. Every redneck in America will have pantry’s full of Goya, they won’t know what it is but they’ll buy it. Goya will laugh all the way to the bank.

    1. You’re a complete moron.

  30. “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,'” tweeted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) about a popular Goya product.

    And here is the sound of AOC googling how to make toast.
    And here is the sound of AOC googling how to boil water.
    And here is the sound of AOC googling how to eat a taco.
    And here…

    1. I’d pay a dollar to watch AOC eat a taco.

  31. Talk about cancel culture, when was the last time you heard a Gary Glitter song on the radio?

  32. SO STUPID of these pea brained nitwits.
    I happen to know how to make my own adobado, several different styles, from scratch ingredients. I also happen to know how to make several authentic indian currie,s also from scratch, different styles for different dishes and regioons.
    I see other brands of adobo sauce in cans, jars, etc, and mole as well (which I also know how to make several style,s from scratch). And curry sauces… hey no one has EVER got their pantalones in a nudo over canned menudo, adobo, mole, curry. So this is NOT about the product class, but some picky thing someone’s got agaist the company and/or founder.

    Take a chill pill and let those in the supermarket aisles spend their hard(ly) earned plata on whatever they prefer to bring home. WHO ARE YOOOOO to be telling me what I may/mayn’t buy?

  33. Join the Goya BUY-COTT.
    Buy some of their products, and then buy some more.
    Screw those Marxist totalitarians.

  34. At the risk of being pictured as an Ignorant Old Goat, Iam old, I was, until a moment ago, totally unfamiliar with Goya brand products, soups or anything else. That said, if I had been a satisfied consumer of their soups, I do believe I would continue enjoying them.

  35. Hmmm…Goya. Never heard of it before. I think I’ll give it a try.

    I’ll be sure to feel some form of outraged, of course, while I eat it.

  36. This boycott conflicts w/ people’s desire to eat. People will always choose to eat vs making political statements.

    1. Chick fil A

  37. Lemme tell you about why I don’t buy Goya – Rosarita already exists and Chelsea Handler can fuck right off.

  38. Yum! Political beans! There are beans I agree with and beans I disagree with. The ones I agree with taste better (to me).
    Gives a whole new meaning to choice!

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  41. Marxist culture opens itself to irony and humor until it becomes more than just virtue signaling via posts. After that it’s not funny.

  42. This Goya ‘boycott’ will have the same amount of success as the chick-fil-a ‘boycott’. Rational and sane people will respond to this lunacy with a ‘buy-cott’.

    Their charitable works merited one sentence in this article. They do an amazing amount of charity work for the hispanic community. If you dig into the story of this company, it really is quite remarkable. But that sadly is not what the media reports these days.

  43. This isn’t tough. When you find out that the guy raking in the most profits from the can of beans you purchased has a political view diametrically opposed to yours, and you understand that there are three other brands of beans equally good, why wouldn’t you boycott that product? He was an idiot to praise Trump. And we know about the corruption going on in this cabinet, Praising Trump these days is transactional. We should all be wondering what Goya gets out of it. Besides Ivanka and Trump’s illegal pitches, what contracts do they have with the military, the VA and other government entities?

    1. Having Goya beans in your cabinet makes it corrupt?

    2. At least we are talking about the private sector that has to make a profit not like all the “non profit” hustle woks that were in and out of the Obama White House for 8 years…and so many of them became millionaires….and you have to wonder how..

  44. So when right wingers do it, that is fin. freedom of speech freedom of association, sure

    libruls do it it is cancel culture

    nothing wrong with refusing to do business with people who actively work against your interests

    trumpski hates Hispanics[except for Cubans, at least the ones with money to spend in his golf club]
    refusing to do business with a company whose owner gushes enthusiastically over a racist is simply looking out for ones own self interest.

    militia bobble heads not buying sporting goods at whatever store they were mad about not selling guns. I have no problem with that, maybe I will buy more there

    Oh, but libruls its cancel culture dontcha know

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  46. The man who started the Goya brand was a Spanish immigrant? Are Spaniards “real” Hispanics?

  47. when julian castro, mr. lin-manuel and ms. ocasio cortez actually deliver a needed commodity to the economy will grant their musings the gravity they have earned. until then they are just self-impressed blowhards vainly puking their tweets to a VERY slim cross section of society. regrettably the LAZY and ignorant “news media” has devolved to a series of “repeater stations” and has lost all semblance of journalism. bari weiss was right, news rooms are clown cars of unprincipled and intolerant assholes (my paraphrase).

    1. Hamilton was cultural appropriation wasn’t it? Just asking…Viva Goya…buying a few cans every week now..

  48. Normal people think going to the White House and praising the current president is civilized behavior for a company owner.

    This company apparently does a lot for charity.

    I am planning to buy some of their products to irritate the intolerant leftists.

  49. Because Trump shilled Goya products from the Oval Office, which was an obvious ethics violation, I’m boycotting Goya products for the rest of my life. COVID not counted, that’ll probably be 25 years, which is less time than I boycotted Exxon after the Exxon Valdez accident.

    HAND, HTH.

    1. “ In the case of Exxon v. Baker, an Anchorage jury awarded $287 million for actual damages and $5 billion for punitive damages.“

      Libertarians usually think all wrongs can be righted financially.

      You should boycott all petroleum products and everyone who uses them.

  50. Raisbeck: “Everything is political now”

    Everyone else: “Nice if you to notice. Did you just wake up Mr. Van Winkle?”

  51. “ since calling for an economic boycott also constitutes free expression.”

    Free expression does not include coercing and inciting coercion.

    Appealing to a non existent moral authority to compel others to act in a way that you perceive benefits you is the definition of coercion.

    The message is clear. Your free expression doesn’t count but mine does and because you have a different opinion from mine I will try to hurt you and all your associates and compel others to do the same.

    It’s coercion. Libertarians should know better.

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    1. Do you recognize that when Jews initiated a successful global boycott against Germany in 1933 they forced Germany to either succumb to their wishes, get rid of their elected government, or go to war?

      Shove that in your history books.

  53. Imagine that you were boycotted by everyone else. That means that NOBODY would have ANYTHING to do with you unless you kissed my ass.

    All existing contracts and arrangements null and void. You could obtain nothing from anyone else, forever.

    Would you be forced / coerced to kiss my ass?

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  54. Ditto

    Do you recognize that when Jews initiated a successful global boycott against Germany in 1933 they forced Germany to either succumb to their wishes, get rid of their elected government, or go to war?

    Shove that in your history books.

    1. Headline of “The Daily Express” March 24 1933, “Judea declares war on Germany”.

  55. Genuine Puerto Ricans–especially if raised in PR, Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and Tejas prefer Goya to any other U.S. brand. You cut up a large onion, add some Goya this and Goya that, then lean over the pot till sweaty. Real latina ladies (not Queens substitutskis) most practically appreciate a man who knows how to make a real meal!

  56. As an American of Italian background to be honest never bought much Goya products (maybe black beans for nachos) but in the last two weeks have bought $30 works of beans/rice and other Goya stuff (avoid the spicy sardines…if you have reflux issues..). And I wasn’t the only one..putting quite a few cans in their cart my my local grocery store. Viva Goya!

  57. The CEO is supposed to provide good public relations for the company he leads. By taking sides in political posts, in one of the most divisive political years in decades, he failed in his duty to the shareholders of Goya. There were plenty of non-political things he could have said that would not have hurt his company, but instead would have advanced its public image. Consumers have the right not to buy Goya products if they don’t want to, and they don’t have to give a reason for not buying, any more than I have to give a reason for not staying at a Trump hotel. Harm to the company has occurred, but that harm occurred strictly according to the rules of capitalism. Presumably, the shareholders of Goya will hold Mr. Unanue accountable for his poor judgment in dragging the company into a political debate. Whether you agree with his assessment of the president or not, a businessman should have known not to risk the success of the company he was chosen to lead by tying the company to his personal political views.

  58. Hey Raisbeck –

    If someone from another country asked me who the president of the United States was, I’d proudly say, “I don’t know.”

    Because that’s the truth. We currently don’t have one. I have been witness to eleven different Presidents in my lifetime through 2016. While not every one of them was a great leader, every single one of them displayed a modicum of competence during at least one crisis that occurred in their presidency. Sometimes the most competent response was a simple acknowledgement that they had screwed things up. And then they reversed course.

    That is the embodiment of leadership. Having the huevos to say, “I F’d up.”

    There is no one inside the White House at the present time who is even remotely capable of executing those most basic, fundamental requirements of leadership. Or accepting responsibility for their abject failures.

    Full stop.

    “IDK” is my honest answer unless and until someone with a thimble full of brains, and a pinch of courage steps back into the Oval Office. Anyone who claims we currently have a president in this country is either a pathological liar, a complete lunatic, or is smoking some really good dope. I make no apologies to several of my very dear friends whom I just insulted.

    FYI: for anyone who does claim that we have a president, if it’s the latter factor that gives rise to your sadly misguided belief, please get off the freakin’ pipe. You will start to see things in a much clearer manner…

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