19 Bowen, National Chairperson of the Ireland- Palestine Solidarity Campaign. …in 1880, Irish tenant farmers started a process that turned them into owner-occupiers. A former British army officer played a role in this drama, which introduced his name as a new word into many languages. Western Ireland was again suffering near-famine conditions. The potato crop had failed for the third successive year. Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, agent for Lord Erne, the absentee landlord of an estate in County Mayo, refused the request of tenants for a rent reduction and, instead, in Sep- tember 1880, obtained eviction notices against 11 of them for failure to pay their rent. Thirty years earlier, evictions had expelled huge numbers of Irish to North America. But times were changing: A nationwide tenants’ rights movement, the Land League, had recently been formed, under the leadership of Charles Stewart Parnell, a scion of the landlord class, whose pro-tenant sympathies were inherited from his American mother, a woman whose grandfather had been one of George Wash- ington’s bodyguards. Speaking on September 19, 1880, Parnell outlined the strategy of the league: “When a man takes a farm from which anoth- er has been evicted, you must shun him on the roadside when you meet him, you must shun him in the streets of the town, you must shun him at the shop-counter, you must shun him at the fair and at the market-place and even in the house of worship, by leaving him severely alone, by putting him into a sort of moral Coventry, by isolating him from the rest of his kind, as if he were a leper of old, you must show him your detestation.” Three days later, court officials attempted to serve Boycott’s eviction notices on the tenants, and the Land League policy went into effect. Within two months, Boycott’s name had become a synonym for ostracism, he had left the estate, and both landlords and government had discovered the power of or- dinary people. Within a year, legislation at West- minster provided government finance for tenants wishing to purchase their farms. ENFORCE THE LAW Finally, we must enforce the laws. For those of us in America, it means enforcing the most import- ant provisions of the US Constitution, the topic of our 2nd Quarter Wrap Up. When you finance a government that uses that money to finance all of these different control technologies targeting us, and allows large corpo- rations to do the same, solutions require cutting off the money that funds these illegal activities. As long as they can finance them, they will con- tinue. That has to change. There is a concerted effort underway to shred the Constitution. If that happens, our situation will deteriorate radically from conditions today. This is a topic that Dr. Farrell and I discussed in depth in our discussion of News Trends & Stories in this 3rd Quarter Wrap Up. CONCLUSION Our future presents you with two choices. You can slip into mind control, which leads to a form of slavery or you can determine out how to shift outside mind control – maintaining your con- nection to divine intelligence and your resona- tion with all living things. Our situation reminds me of a greeting attribut- ed to an Australian aboriginal woman, “If you’re coming to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” As John Cage said, “Begin anywhere.” SPECIAL THANKS My special thanks to Robert Dupper and Jeroen Van Straten who spent a week with me in the Netherlands, whether sailing down the canals or dining at Café Max, dreaming and scheming about how we help our friends, family and those we love live “out of control.”