It only seems like yesterday, 1980. Ronald Reagan was elected, the USA hockey team beat the USSR on their way to a gold medal in the Winter Olympic Games, and The Empire Strikes Back hit the big screens.
This past week, we saw another Strikes Back story, but this time it was the good guys. I am coining a new phrase for my frequent use – The Counter Cancel Culture – “Strikes Back”. As a matter of fact, look for a website I am setting up in late July – CounterCancelCulture.US. It will provide a list of businesses and groups targeted by the Cancel Culture and provide information on how you can support them.
Back to my story, AOC, and many like her, from their Ivory Castles, try to punish those in our culture whom they deem to not be part of their “New Normal”. They identify those they want to boycott and blast away on Twitter and other media outlets. Well this time at least, they felt the wrath of the Counter Cancel Culture
From PJ Media
After Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue visited the White House for a Hispanic jobs initiative and said nice things about President Trump, the wise and tolerant left had a tantrum and threatened to destroy his company unless he bends the knee to them.
AOC, the job-killing congresswoman and Joe Biden climate adviser from New York, took to Twitter to support a boycott.
Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling “how to make your own Adobo” https://t.co/YOScAcyAnC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 10, 2020
Julian Castro, whose political appeal becomes more selective the more his fringe positions become known, joined the fray.
.@GoyaFoods has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations.
Now their CEO, Bob Unanue, is praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain. Americans should think twice before buying their products. #Goyaway https://t.co/lZDQlK6TcU
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) July 9, 2020
We learned to bake bread in this pandemic, we can learn to make our own adobo con pimienta. Bye. https://t.co/qKHNYfkqCq
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 10, 2020
Is it? Is the boycott “warranted” because the CEO said positive things about the president at the White House, at a forum about creating jobs for Hispanics? Is destroying an 85-year-old company and many jobs really the right and proper response to an opinion one that does not support? Is hurting innocent people because one man said something you didn’t like really the best approach here?
What’s happening beyond the swamp between Maryland and Virginia?
This guy raised $100 grand to buy Goya products and donate them to food banks. People are hungry (which AOC recently blamed for the murder and mayhem spike in her city) and Goya is good food to feed them.
People are reporting and posting photos of empty Goya grocery shelves in their area.
Here’s one from a Publix in New Jersey. I’ve covered the poster’s identity because, well, crazy people like to doxx other people.
Here’s one from a friend in Texas, used with their permission.
Thank you Counter Cancel Culture warriors, keep up the good fight. This and other actions if taken, if united, can turn back the hyper-emotional leftists who try to intimidate businesses, organizations, and individuals into conforming. For me, I demand Liberty; God, Liberty, Life, Happiness = America!