Exposing the Dark Side of Corporate Executives: The Shocking Truth about the Del Monte Pineapple Factory

Riley Sundew

Updated Monday, May 13, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of multinational corporations? A recent video titled "Daddy Issues" has sparked a heated discussion about the working conditions in the Del Monte Pineapple Factory in Kenya. In this eye-opening exposé, the speaker, who had a privileged upbringing, reveals the disturbing truth about his father's role as a corporate executive for Del Monte Canned Fruit.

The video begins with the speaker recounting his visit to Kenya, where he witnessed firsthand the stark poverty that plagued the country. As the CEO of Del Monte, his father had to pay a visit to the pineapple factory. However, what he witnessed there left him in shock and disbelief. The workers in the factory were laboring under unimaginably challenging conditions, with flies swarming all over them.

Unable to comprehend this injustice, the speaker confronted his father, questioning how he could allow people to work in such deplorable conditions. To his astonishment, his father callously responded that the list of people waiting for jobs was longer than the list of those currently employed. In other words, if anyone didn't like the conditions, they could easily be replaced. This heartless response left the speaker questioning his father's moral compass, concluding that his dad was indeed a "d***."

The comments on the video shed further light on the dire situation at the Del Monte Pineapple Factory. One user highlighted a human rights report that accused the factory of multiple violations, including alleged executions of thieves by security personnel. Another comment pointed out the inherent flaws in capitalism, where the wealthy prioritize profits over the well-being of workers. They argue that the system perpetuates a divide between the top and bottom, denying the working class their basic rights.

The conversation surrounding the video delves into various thought-provoking topics, such as the power dynamics between executives and workers, the morality of the free market, and the need for research on the products we consume. Some users even draw parallels between the treatment of workers in the pineapple factory and the mistreatment of immigrants by racists.

This eye-opening video serves as a reminder of the importance of ethical consumerism and the need to hold corporations accountable for their actions. It urges us to consider the impact of our purchasing choices on workers' rights, social justice, and the environment. Together, we have the power to demand change and ensure that no one is subjected to such harsh working conditions in the pursuit of profit.

So, next time you reach for that can of Del Monte Pineapple, remember the faces of those workers and ask yourself, "Is this really the kind of company I want to support?" It's time to stand up against corporate greed and fight for a fairer, more compassionate world.

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Top Comments from Imgur

marthafarquar

The Kenyan Del Monte pineapple factory is still in operation and this year was accused of multiple human rights violations involving the deaths of several alleged thieves who were apparently executed by security. - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2024-01-16/human-rights-report-lays-bare-scale-of-crisis-on-del-monte-farm/

Serkus

Travel will open your eyes and your heart. Unless you're a psychopath, of course.

Oceanoxia

Capitalism in a nutshell. That's also why the folks at the top get so freaked out at the notion of giving money to people at the bottom - it might give them the leverage to actually claw back a share of the wealth they generate, or get decent working conditions. Can't have the peasants thinking they're PEOPLE, after all.

Raaaakanishu

but.... just because it can always be worse, doesn't mean what you're doing is ok.

Drew442

If there are flies all over the workers, then there's flies all over the pineapple

givemepickles

What’s that you say? All corporate executives are psychopaths you say? All of them, not just some, you say? Wait there’s more—they have no place in a civilized society and shouldn’t exist, you say?

urboyevan2

Wow his dad really is an a******. Gata keep feeding that orphan crushing machine

samuelthastings5

So tired of this existence

persekele

Del Monte man says yes.

StellarJay77

In a nutshell, this is the same exact argument racists make towards immigrants "you don't like it? Then you can go back to your own country". So they are the workers in this situation who refuse to see that if they all worked together they could massively improve conditions but they are stubbornly clinging to the pitiful scraps that the wealthy leave them and are happy about it because they are keeping it away from others.

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