Third World America

Two weeks ago, Mr. Carton and Mr. Rossi started “Operation Rat a Rat/La Cucha Gotcha,” a listener-participation game that encourages people to turn in friends, neighbors and “anyone suspicious” to immigration authorities.

They introduced the segment with mariachi music and set the campaign to end on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo), a well-known Mexican holiday.

At the risk of stating the obvious, the phrase “La Cucha Gotcha” is meant to evoke the Spanish word for cockroach. Here in New Jersey, where 15 percent of the population is Hispanic, reaction to the show has not exactly been positive.

Not that the immigration authorities would do anything about it, of course. Now, it probably wasn’t the intention, but the only thing I find appalling about this story is that 15 percent of New Jersey is already Hispanic. I look forward to the horror that all of the people who boast that they are so morally superior as to be colorblind will experience when they finally realize that third world people neither subscribe to their liberal ideals nor have any intention of abiding by white European norms.

Perhaps they’ll enjoy living in the barrio. But whether they do or not, they’ll definitely deserve it.