In December 2018,SF Chronicle journalist Kevin Fagan,published an unconfirmed Zodiac correspondence,now known as the ''2001 New Year's Card''.
The contents of this card,appears to be the usual fare of cryptic inferences,hypocrisy,prejudice and warped humour,that we have come to expect from the Zodiac,in the past.
Given the notable year,2001,it may be the case that,a presumed Zodiac sees the year 2001 as a ''coming of age'' and,knowing that the Zodiac often presented himself as a film buff,the Stanley Kubrick film,''2001 A Space Odyssey'',certainly comes to mind.
The purpose of this thread,is to set out possible links,between the Zodiac and the work of the contoversial film director,Stanley Kubrick.
In 1972,following the release of the film,''A Clockwork Orange'',Kubrick was to receive a series of death threats against him and his family.These threats appeared to come from England.The perpetrator of these threats has never,at least officially,been exposed by Law Enforcement.The threats had a profound affect on Stanley Kubrick,and he requested that the film be banned,in the UK.
Some Zodiac enthusiasts will be familiar with the correspondences that I intend to illustrate,as showing links between the Zodiac and Kubrick's work.
But,to start with,I would like to present a letter,from an unknown hoaxer,sent to the Newspaper magnate and media heir,Randolph Apperson Hearst,addressed to his then newspaper,The San Francisco Examiner,on September 20th 1975.
Patricia Hearst,daughter of Newspaper tycoon,Randolph Hearst,was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army [SLA],on February 4th 1974.
''Patty'' was re-named ''Tania'' by her captors,and proceeded to become actively involved in the anarchistic movement's struggle,by terror.
On September 18th 1975,Paricia Hearst was arrested in San Francisco and,despite having originally been a victim of abduction,was charged with a series of crimes,along with other,presumed fellow members,of the SLA organization.
Two days later,a hoaxer,and effectively an extortionist,calling himself ''Brigadier General Matrix'',sent a typed letter to Patricia's father,Randolph,at the SF Examiner's offices.
Brigadier General Matrix claimed to be leader of the Southwestern Regional Unit of the SLA,and was proposing that the SLA had actually handed ''Tania'' back to the authorities,on their own volition.
This September 20th 1975 postmarked letter,had been sent from Temple,Texas.
Given some of the contents of the letter,it would have been clear to the FBI that,the extortionist,though naming himself Brigadier General Matrix,was actually alluding to Brigadier General Jack D.Ripper,a character from Stanley Kubrick's 1964 satirical comedy film,''Dr.Strangelove''.
The film focuses on Cold War tensions between the USA and USSR,and tells the tale of the US President and his staff's vain attempts to stop a mad Brigadier General Jack D.Ripper,from stealing a US Bomber aircraft laden with nuclear weapons,and drop those weapons over the Soviet Union.
Readers at this site,may note some parallels,between the contents of the Brigadier General Matrix letter,and enthusistic descriptions from the Zodiac,with his proposals for inflicting a bomb,on the people of the Bay Area.
Here are the contents of the ''Brigadier General Matrix'' letter,sent from Temple,Texas,to Randolph Hearst,at the SF Examiner,and dated September 20th 1975.
From : Brig.Gen.MATRIX,Commanding Officer,2nd Division,Symbionese Liberation Army Southwestern Region Adult Unit.
Subjects 1 : This is a direct order,written to Tania to cease hostile actions,and commence public relations to further our cause.Further more,you are to remain available at all times for contact with anyone.This includes pigs,nuts,and other unfriendlies,in an effort to raise public opinions towards our cause.The court may rest assured that she is hereby ordered to appear before your court,as requested.
2 : Tania is hereby ordered to inform,through the press,for all her followers,to obey only commands issued through this command.
3 : Mr.Hearst,we are proud of your daughter and we request that you give her all the love that she has given us.Tania,return your father's love.But keep hope for a better world.
4 : Now Gentlemen,let me tell you how we make an A-Bomb.First you get a Howitzer 105 artillery piece and,allowing for passages of air to escape when fired,you cap it off with some subcritical U238.Then you make a projectile out of some subcritical U238 and place it in the chamber of the Howitzer.When you fire off shell,the explosive charge instantaneously joins the two subcritical masses and forms one subcritical mass and you have a great big flash,except underwater,when you have a great column of water.
Whiteness by my hand Matrix Brig.General MATRIX Commanding Officer Pat,Mac,Jew.
Looking at a possible comparison,to the September 20th 1975 letter sent to the SF Examiner,we can view a confirmed correspondence,from the Zodiac,in his Bus-Bomb letter to the SF Chronicle,almost six years prior,on November 9th 1969 :
'' Take one bag of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and one gal. of stove oil and damp a few bags of gravel on top and set the shit off and will positively ventalate [sic] any things that should be in the way of the blast.''
In both letters,there seems to be an almost childish enthusiasm,and need to explain that the writer knows precisely what he is talking about [?].
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