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Tim Ballard is the former Department of Homeland Security agent whose dogged pursuit of child traffickers across the globe is the subject of the massively successful new film "Sound of Freedom." In a recent interview, Ballard accounted for some of the reasons the radical left might appear so desperate to attack and denigrate the movie: It illustrates the consequences of the left's thinking and policies.
Ballard, joined by Jim Caviezel who plays him in the film, explained to the Daily Signal that wittingly or not, transgender activists and the Biden administration are both dressing the sacrificial altar whereon children may be victimized as a consequence of the policies they pursue.
When elaborating on a mission to save children in Ukraine from sex traffickers after the country's invasion by Russia, Ballard noted that his team locked into "this pedophile ring. Now, it's a frightening ring because it's a political party that was out of Holland. ... They were trying to legalize sex with children. They thought that a 3-year-old could consent to sex."
Ballard was referencing the pro-pedophile Dutch Party for Neighborly Love, Freedom, and Diversity in the Netherlands — a group he indicated has made explicit the woke left's social agenda in its platform.
Ballard said that some members of PNVD fled Holland after law enforcement finally came down on them, but were ultimately arrested in Ecuador.
In advance of the Dutch politicians' arrest, Ballard noted that he had to "study their literature. This was a political platform. This was a political party. And what I started recognizing is, I named them the ... 'pedophile network doctrines.'"
According to Ballard, the so-called pedophile network doctrines — not strictly specific to the PNVD — are:
- "Separate children from parents because parents are a bad influence";
- "The state knows best";
- "Sexualize kids — let them see pornography";
- "Take God out of education because that just gets in the way";
- "Children can consent to anything — at 12-years-old they should be able to vote, they should do anything."
"Now, what am I seeing here?" said Ballard. "My stomach is getting sick as I'm reading this. I read this every day. It's the woke left agenda."
The child liberator clarified that he wasn't alleging that trans activists and the PNVD or other such pedophiles were "colluding or talking," but that "it doesn't matter. It's the same dark source. ... Pedophiles are sitting back right now, going, 'We've been pushing this agenda for decades and now we don't have to push any more because the left are taking care of it for us in America.' In America!"
For instance, Democrats in Washington state recently passed a law that reportedly enables individuals or youth/homeless shelters to avoid informing a child's parents or law enforcement of their whereabouts if a child is seeking — without parental consent — a sex change, a tracheal shave, a mastectomy, breast implants, an abortion, puberty blockers, or "assisted reproduction" services.
In another instance where the left has ostensibly advanced the cause of those "sitting back right now," California state Sen. Scott Wiener, who claimed that "the word groomer is categorically an anti-LGBTQ hate word," successfully pushed a law enabling judges to keep men who prey on grade-schoolers 10 years their junior, between the ages of 14 and 17, off sex-offender registries.
Ballard stressed that both transgender activists and pedophiles argue that children can consent to destructive and sexualizing acts.
This mentality, granted legitimacy by policy decisions and laws that enable children to "consent to having their bodies filled with a chemical that will destroy their reproductive system" and "ripping apart their genitalia," will lead to "what the pedophiles have been asking for for," said Ballard. "If you can consent to that, guess what: What's more fluid than gender? Age."
Extra to the left's pursuit of greater social deregulation, Ballard suggested that its support for open borders has similarly fed the "economy of pedophilia."
The Daily Signal highlighted how, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, over 150,000 unaccompanied minors were encountered crossing the U.S.-Mexico border last fiscal year and over 91,000 have been intercepted crossing the border so far this fiscal year.
"Thousands of them ... are under 5 years old," said Ballard. "Why is a 3-year-old showing up at the border? ... Well, I can tell you why, because they show up with a name — the name of the sponsor that they're given by the trafficker."
"[The Department of Health and Human Services] gets the kids and they by law have to call the number. 'Hi, we have Jose Gonzalez, Mr. George Smith.' 'Yeah, yeah, that's my kid, whatever.' 'Okay,'" said Ballard, dramatizing a hypothetical conversation between a prospective predator and an unwitting facilitator at the HHS.
"They used to actually fly down and have to pick the kid up. Not any more. Our taxpayer dollars will then send the kid by plane or bus to this George, the sponsor; no background check, no DNA, nothing. And they deliver the kids. Our taxpayer dollars are literally — for the first time in American history — our taxpayer dollars are going to facilitate the last leg of a child-trafficking event," said Ballard.
"$14 million a day are landing in the pocket of smugglers and traffickers, thanks to the Biden-Harris border policy," continued Ballard. "The only compassionate policy is border enforcement — barriers, walls. Why? And the 'Sound of Freedom' talks about this. Because the walls and the barriers lead the children who are being hurt into that funnel of rescue. Trained women and men in uniform are there. Those kids want to go through the port of entry. ... Those kids pray for a wall. The wall will save their lives."
The child liberator noted that the Biden administration tore "it all down."
Rolling Stone ran a hit piece entitled, "'Sound of Freedom' Is a Superhero Movie for Dads With Brainworms," with the sub-headline, "The QAnon-tinged thriller about child-trafficking is designed to appeal to the conscience of a conspiracy-addled boomer."
Miles Klee, the Los Angeles-based culture writer responsible for the Rolling Stone article, accused the movie of "fomenting moral panic for years over this grossly exaggerated 'epidemic' of child sex-trafficking, much of it funneling people into conspiracist rabbit holes and QAnon communities."
Despite previously reporting on some of the trends detailed in the film, the Guardian referred to the film as "the QAnon-adjacent thriller seducing America."
Variety reported Sunday that the film had generated roughly $40 million after six days of release, ranking third on domestic box office charts despite playing at far fewer theaters than "Insidious" and "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," which occupy the top two spots.
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.