Stanley Kubrick's The Shining has been called the greatest horror movie of all time. It's also probably the most misunderstood. Four decades after its release (on Memorial Day, 1980) there's still no compelling consensus on what it's about. Yet people wont stop talking about it.On the surface, it's about Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic, who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. Wintering over with Jack are his wife Wendy Torrance (Shelley Duvall) and young son Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd), who possesses "the shining", an array of psychic abilities that allow Danny to see the hotel's horrific past. After a winter storm leaves the Torrances snowbound, Jack's sanity deteriorates due to the influence of the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel, placing his wife and son in danger.
The film closes with a close up of a ballroom scene dated July 4, 1921 -- with Jack at the centre, in a tuxedo, arms extended like the State of Liberty, or the Babylonian goddess Semiramis. Or Baphomet.
Of course Jack Nicholson's face - grinning demonically -- was airbrushed into an old photograph replacing an unknown man who looks like a Jewish entertainer. The ballroom appears "Egyptian" and is likely a diplomatic gathering -- men and women are equally represented, The man at the centre seems to be taking a bow for the camera.
Given Kubrick's Jewish background - he's been described as a "self-hating Jew" - it seems significant that he used this photo to end the film - as if it were the key to the whole puzzle.What was happening in the spring of 1921 that might have interested Kubrick? Winston Churchill was touring the Middle East, staying in grand hotels like the Semiramis in Cairo, drumming up support -- building up hoopla -- for the Balfour Agreement which had been signed four years earlier. And you can bet this British Freemason was participating in rituals and orgies. This looks like it could have been one of them.
In a rare interview, Kubrick discusses his fondness for "allegory": for superimposing one story on another to enhance it meaning. Stephen King's horror novel provided a plot for a story Kubrick could not address directly. It had to be important, for Kubrick to go to the trouble of making it, changing details to suit his own purposes, which he kept secret.
One such detail is Room 237 in the film - where the 'crazy woman' attacks Danny. In King's novel, Room 217 is the focus of evil. It's been suggested Kubrick changed it to '237' to reference the Apollo moon mission: old textbooks give 237.000 miles as the distance from the earth to the moon.
I read it as 23/7 -- July 1923 -- the crucial month the Balfour Agreement was threatened with abrogation, as the British Conservatives reconsidered their support for the new Jewish nation, but the plan was rescued and today we see the results of that 100-year-old deal. Incidentally, July 23, 1954 is also the date of the Israeli false flag operation known as the "Lavon Affair."The Shining is the coded story of Israel, founded by British Freemasons and European Zionists. The ballroom crowd are toasting Independence, and ironically America's loss it. Who was the ball for? Balfour?
Kubrick took Judaism seriously enough to see the lie at the core of the Zionist enterprise. That's why he chose "Horror" to reveal the past and predict the outcome. The Overlook hotel sits on a native burial ground, the scene of past genocide. Notoriously reclusive, he gave few interviews and once told a friend "almost everything" Hitler had said about the Jews was right.
The opening scene of the film shows Jack driving his yellow Volkswagen Beetle up the mountain road ("The Road to the Sun") to the Overlook Hotel where they will spend the winter. The VW harkens back to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. It mirrors the Egyptian scarab beetle beloved by Freemasons.
In the film, Kubrick adds a topiary maze in which Jack's wife Wendy and son Danny get lost. The spirit-possessed Danny may stand for the 13th "lost" tribe of Dan in the Bible. The Overlook is Israel - including Jerusalem, "the shining city on the hill" -- a "light unto the nations" -- overlooking devastation, and doomed to repeat the past until it awakens from its hypnotic state of somnambulence
In an early scene, blood pours from the elevator. The hotel's decor is almost entirely red, a reminder of mass murder. Murder is everywhere at the Overlook - the previous caretaker murdered his wife and children. Under the influence of its ghosts, and his own demons, Jack turns into a homicidal maniac.
As the Jews were set up to repeat the holocaust in their "Promised Land," Jack's plunge into insanity parallels the nightmare that Israel has become. Wendy's senseless screaming mimics western nations as they fail to stop the ongoing massacres on helpless Palestinians.
Wendy finds Jack's manuscript with its endless repetition of the same sentence: "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy." Propaganda and repetition have made Israel a nation of soldiers, dull boys, tools of a geopolitical scheme to control the Middle East and the world.
An unwitting patsy in a blood-soaked dream-scape populated by ghosts, Jack finally meets the ghost of Grady, in the blood-red men's room, In a marked British accent. Grady tells Jack 'You have always been the caretaker." This makes no sense to Jack, who knows Grady preceded him and is supposed to be dead. Grady adds "I have always been here." He tells Jack he needs to "correct" his family - setting him off on a killing spree after putting him into a hypnotic trance.
REDRUM which Danny writes on the wall with his finger, spells MURDER backwards - but it sounds like "Red Room" - most of the rooms are red in The Shining, almost as if they belonged in Buckingham Palace.
"Honey, I'm home!" shouts Jack, as he smashes through the door with an axe. In their new 'homeland" of milk and honey, the Jews are homicidal puppets of their invisible masters, the British architects of the region and its inescapable maze of deceit.
These are just a few reasons why this horror movie refuses to go away, and why Kubrick deserves the post-humous label of Righteous Jew.