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Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel sparks outrage after promoting a QAnon child blood-harvesting theory during online anti-vax COVID conference
The actor who played Jesus in the 2004 film Passion of the Christ has sparked outrage after promoting a QAnon conspiracy theory that suggests thousands of children are being murdered in order to have their adrenal glands harvested for the compound adrenochrome.
Jim Caviezel appeared at a right-wing convention called Clay Clark's Health and Freedom Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The conference looked to be for attendees to complain about COVID restrictions while claiming that it was part of overall government overreach in forcing people to obey by the restrictions.
But the conference suddenly took a turn during a seminar on the issue of child trafficking when Caviezel, who was promoting his forthcoming film about the subject, Sound of Freedom.
Caviezel portrays Timothy Ballard, a former special agent for the Department of Homeland Security whose group, The Nazarene Fund, works to 'liberate the captive, to free the enslaved, and to rescue, rebuild and restore the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious and ethnic minorities wherever and whenever they are in need.'
Caviezel recounted a conspiracy theory suggesting that elites were drinking the blood of the children in order to benefit from the 'rejuvenating' chemical.
'They're pulling kids out of the darkest recesses of hell right now, in dumps and all kinds of places. The adrenochrome-ing of children, look ...' Caviezel said.
Caviezel was then asked to explain further by the MC about adrenochrome and gave more details on what he had heard people were doing to children to retrieve the chemical, but had never actually witnessed it first hand.
'Essentially, you have adrenaline in your body,' Caviezel explained. 'And when you are scared, you produce adrenaline. If you're an athlete, you get in the fourth quarter, you have adrenaline that comes out of you. If a child knows he's going to die, his body will secrete this adrenaline. And they have a lot of terms that they use that he takes me through, but it's the worst horror I've ever seen. The screaming alone, even if I never, ever, ever saw it, it's beyond — and these people that do it, umm, there will be no mercy for them.'
The conspiracy theory, a cornerstone of QAnon dogma, holds that a network of politicians and celebrities are torturing and murdering thousands of children to harvest their adrenal glands for compound adrenochrome, which they can then use as an elixir of life as well as a recreational drug.
QAnon believers think that adrenochrome halts and even reverses the aging process.
QAnon believers think that adrenochrome halts and even reverses the aging process but Caviezel's comments drew outrage onlineAdrenochrome and QAnon
Found in the most extreme fringes of QAnon and conspiracy theorists, comes the harvesting of children's adrenal glands for their adenochrome.
The sick, and truly insane theory purported by QAnon believes elites and Democrats harvest adrenochrome, formed by the oxidation of adrenaline, from children in Satanic style rituals.
They also claim the existence of a video showing Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin raping, mutilating and murdering a young girl.
It originated on conspiracy site YourNewsWire (now known as News Punch) in April 2018.
Theorists say the video, named 'frazzledrip' was found in the laptop's hard drive in a folder named life insurance, and began circulating on the dark web.
QAnon supporters believe the video shows Clinton and Abedin cutting off and wearing the young girl's face, to increase her fear and raise her adrenochrome.
The video then shows Clinton and Abedin drink the girl's blood as she bleeds to death.
Conspiracy nuts also spread the theory that the NYPD were in on the video and had made the deaths look like suicides.
Obviously, the video is not real and the claims are completely baseless.
Caviezel's comments drew outrage online.
'This makes me sad. He was such a good actor. I think instead of acknowledging that he's stupid and insane, I'll just tell myself he is a fading actor in need of financial assistance who accepted money to pretend he's lost his mind,' wrote one Twitter user.
'Why hasn’t the “adrenochroming of children” resulted in a rash of missing children reports or panic at hospital maternity wards? I’m so confused... also, “adrenochroming” isn’t a real word. How do we make the qrazy stop?' added another.
'Do they imply in the film that American elites are harvesting the blood of these children so they can appear youthful ? Because we know human trafficking is a huge problem in the world, but it’s ludicrous to think elites and celebrities are harvesting the blood of these victims.' asked Matty online.
'I love how they always know exactly what horrible atrocities other people are doing. I've yet to see any evidence of those accusations...anywhere,' wrote Philippe.
'Those empty seats behind him are a metaphor for his bleak and lonely ride down the rabbit hole. This is not a mentally sound person. If you believe absurdities, you can commit atrocities,' tweeted Alex Cole.
The conference which featured a host of far right speakers across the weekend including Michael Flynn, Lin Wood, Sidney Powell and the My Pillow Guy, Mike Lindell is set to end on Saturday night with an event titled 'It's Time to Burn Those Masks,' during which attendees will burn face masks.
The coronavirus pandemic still kills thousands of Americans each week and is seeing a new surge in cases in the U.S. with many states requiring masks to be worn both indoors and outdoors in an even to curb the spread of the disease.WHAT IS QANON?
Origins: Q Anon started on fringe website 4chan, where a poster calling themselves Q left messages claiming to be a senior federal official and purporting to reveal a 'deep state' cabal intent on bringing down Donald Trump. Q grew out of the discredited Pizzagate conspiracy that top Democrats were involved in pedophilia and cannibalism from the basement of a Washington D.C. restaurant, but quickly picked up steam with 'Q' leaving 'clues' and claims that Trump was going to bring down the deep state. Whenever the conspiracies turn out to not be true, followers rationalize that the inaccuracies are part of Q’s larger plan.
Who is Q?: There may now be multiple people posing as Q on the anonymous 4chan boards
A QAnon believer blocked the bridge near Hoover Dam with a homemade armored tank in the name of the movement, and later pleaded guilty to terrorism
Hoover Dam: In June 2019, 32-year-old Matthew Wright, a QAnon supporter, blocked the bridge near Hoover Dam in Arizona with a homemade armored vehicle in a 90-minute stand-off. He pleaded guilty to terrorism charges and has written two letters to Donald Trump from jail, which include the sign-off, which has become the QAnon motto: “For where we go one, we go all.”
Michael Flynn: Trump’s former national security adviser became a martyr figure for QAnon believers after he took a plea deal from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, admitting he lied about his Russia contacts. QAnon conspiracy have spun Flynn pleading guilty into him being a persecuted victim of the deep state – and some even claim he is ‘Q.’
Many believers put three star emojis next to their Twitter handles. But the retired three-star general has denounced any connections to the group and pulled out of participating in an event after finding out it was hosted by a QAnon believer.
QAnon believers make former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn out to be a martyr after taking a plea deal with Robert Mueller
QAnon Political Candidates: Jo Rae Perkins, 64, won the Republican primary in Oregon in May to run for a Senate seat against incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley. “I stand with Q and the team,” she said when asked about her interest in the group. She insisted she goes to QAnon message boards as a “source of information” and claims media focuses too much on the group. Perkins won 49 per cent of the vote against three other Republicans.
Marjorie Taylor Greene came in first place in the Republican primary in a deep-red Georgia district, and will enter an August runoff. She has admitted to believing in several QAnon conspiracy theories.