Christchurch, New Zealand, October 14, 2012. Whistleblower and former CIA financial contractor Harmon Wilfred renounced his US citizenship in March, 2005 for conscience and for his personal freedom and safety after blowing the whistle on the CIA and corrupt high level US officials in what he revealed as the international covert embezzlement of billions of dollars during the Clinton administration. Now as a stateless person labeled an overstayer by his 11 year home country of New Zealand, he has finally had enough.
On October 3, 2012 Harmon Wilfred officially withdrew his seven year effort for New Zealand citizenship and made his personal declaration of independence as a free and sovereign citizen on planet earth. Free from what he calls the divisive global nation-state system controlled by US influenced wealth driven special interest capitalism. Wilfred now relies on the UN International Bill of Human Rights as his personal bill of rights consisting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights where there is no requirement of citizenship or allegiance to any country in order to live as a free and sovereign global citizen.
The following is a brief sequence of events that have led to Wilfred’s momentous decision:
Since 2005, as a stateless person, Wilfred has discovered that he is effectively considered an unlawful resident on planet Earth by the entire nation-state system. Although the New Zealand Citizenship Act of 1977 paragraph 9(1)b states that if he would otherwise be stateless, he has the right to apply for and receive citizenship; New Zealand has continued to reject and stall his application on the basis that NZ Immigration considers him an overstayer. The operative question is: As a stateless person, how can Wilfred be an overstayer if he cannot leave?
With over two thirds of the member states of the United Nations, including New Zealand, the US and Canada having ratified the International Bill of Human Rights providing ALL members of the human family the right to travel, work and reside in peace on planet earth; apparently in Wilfred’s case, New Zealand has no intention of honouring these revered agreements. Albeit, Wilfred’s declaration of independence provides the perfect opportunity for New Zealand to finally step up and be the example for all nations. “You can’t have your cake and eat it too when it comes to human rights. It’s time for all United Nation member states to either honour their commitment to the International Bill of Human Rights or quit their UN membership in shame.” says Wilfred.
Wilfred’s decision to declare his independence from the global nation-state system has also come about as a result of seeing his fellow human beings suffer through constant government neglect and abuse be it under democratic, dictatorship or kingdom rule. “The people of planet earth must wake up to the reality of the corrupt nation-state world we live in dominated by wealthy individual and corporate special interest. It’s all about the one percent controlling the money and the media as the puppeteers of global politics,” says Wilfred. His greatest hope is for the world to see this personal declaration of independence as a call-to-action to unite the entire human family under ‘world citizenship’ with the vision of creating the first universal system of global democratic self-governance… of the people, for the people and by the people.
Since Harmon and Carolyn Wilfred arrived in New Zealand in 2001 to escape what they have alleged as American and Canadian human rights abuses, they have been living in constant fear of continuing reprisals from the US and its many global influence partners. Enough is enough!