Chicken or Egg: Is ‘Sound of Freedom’ Spawning Rightwing ‘Conspiracy Theories?’

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Patrick Daxenbichler /

The film Sound of Freedom has been a runaway success at theaters across America this summer. The movie about former DHS officer Tim Ballard’s exploits in rescuing trafficked children overseas is a definite hit, despite the media’s best efforts to portray it as a QAnon conspiracy. Most of the coverage of the film has portrayed it as red-meat fodder for conservative conspiracy kooks. They claim it’s even spawning new right-wing conspiracy theories. But is it?

The way that the media and Hollywood have responded to Sound of Freedom is kind of surprising but also kind of not surprising. The Babylon Bee hit the nail on the head when they wrote an article about how Hollywood execs were baffled by a movie in which traffickers were portrayed as the bad guys. The problem is not that Sound of Freedom is spawning right-wing conspiracy theories. The problem is that this issue receives so little coverage that when you do hear about it, it sounds like a conspiracy theory.

Try this “conspiracy theory” on for size:

Every year, nearly 60,000 white girls who frequent Italian-owned fruit stands and ice cream parlors in large cities like New York and Chicago are drugged, kidnapped, and sold into sex slavery in a criminal organization run by foreign elites.

Wow! What kind of crazy QAnon “conspiracy theory” is that?!

Actually, it’s not. It’s American history, and you can literally find it on Wikipedia. In the early 1900s, there were so many white girls being sold into sex slavery after being transported across state lines and often out of the country that Congress passed the White-Slave Traffic Act of 1910 to combat it.

The US District Attorney in Chicago wrote a book about it, in which he stated:

“One thing should be made very clear to the girl who comes up to the city, and that is that the ordinary ice cream parlor is very likely to be a spider’s web for her entanglement. This is perhaps especially true of those ice cream saloons and fruit stores kept by foreigners. Scores of cases are on record where young girls have taken their first step towards ‘white slavery’ in places of this character.”

Girls are no longer being carried off into sex slavery from Italian-owned fruit stands, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Most Americans never even learn about the White Slave Traffic Act in school. It messes with the narrative of black slavery too much.

You don’t have to go back more than 100 years to find examples of trafficking in America or in the rest of the world. Joe Biden’s regime “lost” an estimated 85,000 illegal alien children earlier this year. That’s almost the population of Albany, New York. *Poof!* They’re gone. Wonder what happened there.

You can buy an African slave right off the slave blocks in Libya for $400 today. Slavery has been legal again in Libya since 2011 when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had the country’s last legitimate ruler sodomized and assassinated. Congrats, Hillary! You brought back slavery! The Confederacy must be so proud of you, not to mention the New York Times!

The feds just did a nationwide sweep here in America a few days ago and rescued more than 200 children who were being sex trafficked. Speaking of which, when are we going to get a look at Jeffrey Epstein’s client list?

Sound of Freedom has brought in more than $155 million as of this writing, representing a profit margin that is 10 times larger than its production budget. The movie isn’t spawning right-wing conspiracy theories about human trafficking in America and the rest of the world. It highlights the fact that this problem exists, and not enough is being done to try to stop it.