Being Targeted - Woodstock 50 Canceled

Tuesday April 30, 2019

People are often targeted based on race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, physical and learning challenges, feeling violated by someone or a group, various affiliations, and more as the haters - the mentally ill and often substance abusers - are acting out as never before.

In our cyber world, anyone with skills does not have to walk into a public place and shoot people. It could be done by computer. Just one click can change the destiny of a nation. It was witnessed during the 2016 presidential election by Russian interference and continues into next year. Cyber security has become a popular career for many students today.

Monday ... Though I had hoped to visit Crown Heights, Brooklyn to talk to clients about the shooting in Poway, California on Saturday, I changed my mind after remembering some people haven't vaccinated their children against measles so you never know. Being enlightened in this case means being informed.

Speaking by phone to my former clients about the Poway shooting takes one to the energies of hate crimes and atrocities experienced by Jews in Europe during WWII. That energy lingers in orthodox communities by loved ones before and during the war including distant members of my family who died at the hands of the Nazis.

Fear and sadness ripple through that close-knit community as well as concerns for other Jewish communities being targeted here and abroad.

One female client, in my age group, told me the world is going crazy because it's coming to an end. She doesn't study metaphysics nor have we discussed my theories. This is based on observation, perhaps something she's read, or simply intuits as psychic abilities often awaken with age. Though she doesn't understand what the end of the world means in terms of the simulation - the concept that life as we know it is about to end - is instilled in her and others across the world.

On another note ... many Orthodox Jews spend summers in upstate New York - Monticello and South Fallsburg - where I spent summers as a child. For decades Monticello was colloquially known as the Borscht Belt - once well-known internationally for its massive Jewish resorts including the Concord and Grossinger's, among other hotels. The 1987 film Dirty Dancing depicts that timeline. When my children were young, my husband Ralph and I would take them upstate to the hotels where he was an entertainer who also sold men's hairpieces. Today those people, places and events remain a fading memory.

Who could forget that fateful summer weekend in 1969 in the Catskills when friends and I went to the Woodstock Festival "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". 50 years later ... times and concerns have changed. A planned three-day concert event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival was canceled Monday by the lead investor, saying it was unable to ensure the health and safety of artists and fans. Woodstock 50 was due to have taken place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen in upstate New York with a lineup that included rapper Jay-Z, singer Miley Cyrus and rockers The Killers.