"What have the Spanish ever done for us?"
"Well, they got rid of the Aztecs so we're not likely to be human sacrifices anymore."
"I guess that's good."
"And they brought a disease that wiped out half the town."
"Yeah, that's bad."
"And they're growing chocolate without restricting it to the upper class so we can actually have some for once."
"And they're using all the silver they're making us mine to pay for Chinese goods, without being able to offer much in return, which means that China now has a massive currency surplus destabilizing its economy."
"Can I go now?"
"You're stuck on this encomienda like me, buddy. Get back to work."