What is Dark MAGA? Madison Cawthorn let's rip another THEORY!
Rep. Madison Cawthorn calls for the Dark MAGA movement in rant after losing his first re-election bid to North Carolina State Senator Chuck Edwards
Republican North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn unleashed on Instagram after losing his first re-election bid to North Carolina State Senator Chuck Edwards on Tuesday night. His defeat seemed inevitable considering the recent scandals surrounding the politician even though the difference was less than 2,000 votes. It was a close battle as Edwards was narrowly leading Cawthorn, 33.5 per cent to 31.7 per cent. Breaking his silence after losing the election, Cawthorn declared in his Instagram post that it was time for "DARK MAGA to truly take command."
The post came as a surprise to many as merely hours ago, he had said on Twitter, "The best is yet to come." Things started going downhill for the Republican leader when he accused members of Congress of doing drugs and inviting him to "orgies". Cawthorn also called Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskyy a "thug". The Republican was even backed by former President Donald Trump which didn't seem to do the trick and he lost the election.
Most Republicans started to rally against Cawthorn after his scandalous claims and statements. He lost the election even after being backed by Trump twice. Now, Cawthorn is calling out to the "patriots" in an Instagram post. He wrote, "When the establishment turned their guns on me when the Uni-party coalesced to defeat an America First member very few people had my back. This list [which he shared on Twitter] includes the lion share of figures that came to my defense when it was not politically profitable."
Cawthorn continued, "These are honorable men and women who are the type of friends anyone yearns to have. In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. The time for gentile politics as usual has come to an end."
The post was ominous yet direct. "It's time for the rise of the new right, it's time for Dark MAGA to truly take command. We have an enemy to defeat, but we will never be able to defeat them until we defeat the cowardly and weak members of our own party. Their days are numbered. We are coming," he added.
What is Dark MAGA?
The New York Post reported, "MAGA is an acronym for Trump’s 'Make America Great Again' slogan." Dark MAGA is a "post-alt-right online aesthetic movement" placed in the heart of pro-Trump online space, according to GNET. The supporters of Dark MAGA reportedly wish for a ruthless Trump who would bring hell on his political enemies in the 2024 election. The aesthetics are pretty recognizable - images of Trump edited into red and black colors, sometimes holding weapons and standing in front of neo-Nazi symbols. The first-ever use of the #DarkMAGA hashtag was on January 21, as per GNET. An avid Dark MAGA supporter tweeted on May 13, "Never forget! #DARKMAGA."
As of now, the movement has not been endorsed by Trump. Needless to say, the movement is radical and has misogynistic ties, GNET reports. Moreover, it is swimming deep in meme warfare and other related internet techniques. Carrying one determined propaganda, it's all about Donald Trump. Regardless of Trump acting like an alien to this movement, it has been gaining some mainstream momentum from people like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jack Posobiec, and Amanda Milius. Marjorie tweeted on May 7, "When it comes to Make America Great Again, I’m all in, and I can’t even understand anyone who is not. #UltraMAGA."
Cawthorn's reputation has taken a serious hit ever since he took office. He has been cited twice by authorities for carrying a handgun, stopped by North Carolina highway patrol at least three times, and has potentially been implicated in a cryptocurrency scheme. Apart from these incidents, his picture in women's lingerie sipping wine also keeps popping up again and again.