<html> <head> <title> ALTERNATIVA - EXILUL CREATOR, BRUTUS COSTE </title> <meta name="keywords" content=" BRUTUS COSTE, Alexandru TOMESCU, Exilul romnesc, Prof Dr. Nicolae Dima avocat Cornel Dumitrescu, scriitorul Paul Goma, Prof. Brutus Coste, Senator Henry Jackon"> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript"> <!-- IMAGE01= "on.gif" IMAGE02= "off.gif" function imgover(imgname){ imgname.src = IMAGE01 } function imgout(imgname){ imgname.src = IMAGE02 } //--> </SCRIPT> </head> <body background="F0EFEF" link="#660000" vlink="#330066"> <center> <table width="630" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" style="border: 0 solid black;"><tr><td><div align="justify"> <center> <font face="arial" size ="7">BRUTUS COSTE</font><br><hr> <font face="verdana" size ="5">Diplomat, profesor, publicist</font><p> </center> <table width="300" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0"align= "left" style="border: 1 solid black;"> <tr><td bgcolor="#F0EFEF"><div align="justify"> &nbsp;<br><center> <img src ="images/BrutusCosteEC.jpg" width="250" height="385" alt="BRUTUS COSTE"></center><p> <font face="arial" size ="2"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brutus Coste s-a nscut la Ciacova, Banat n 10 februarie 1910.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Dup liceu, studiaz ^tiincele Politice _i Economice la Universitatea din Bucure_ti, obcinnd licenca n 1933. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;n 1932 este angajat la Ministerul Afacerilor Externe, urmnd n paralel cursurile de Studii Internacionale din Geneva (1931-1934). <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ocup funcciile de secretar _i consilier de legacie la ambasadele romne din Paris _i Londra, nsrcinat cu afaceri la legaciile romne din Washington _i Lisabona (1933-1946). <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;n urma instaurrii regimului comunist n Romnia, demisioneaz _i se altur Grupului de Romni Liberi ce se forma n Franca. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Dup stabilirea n Statele Unite, devine sftuitorul diplomatic al Generalului Rdescu, ultimul Prim Ministru legal al Romniei, care organizase Comitetul Romnilor Liberi. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A decinut funccia de secretar al Comitetului de Documentare al Refugiacilor Romni, condus de Grigore Gafencu, pe lng Conferinca de Pace de la Paris. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Este secretar general al Organizaciei Naciunilor Captive Europene (Assambly of Captive European Nations - ACEN) (1954-1965). <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;ntre anii 1967 _i pn la pensionarea sa n 1976 a fost profesor la Catedra de ^tiince Politice _i Istorie Contemporan la Universitatea Fairleigh Dickinson (FDU) din Teaneck, New Jersey. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A fondat n 1974 organizacia Adevrul despre Romnia (Truth About Romania Committee) funccionnd ca director tot restul viecii. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;n urma unei lungi suferince, a decedat n 3 septembrie 1984, la Spitalul Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center din New York. <br> </td></tr> </table> &nbsp;<br> <font face="verdana" size ="3"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;SCRISORI <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;His Holiness Pope Paul VI <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Citta Del Vaticano <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Most Holy Father: <p> </font> <font face="arial" size ="2"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Apprehension in the face of all event which appears to be another step toward unprincipled pragmatism prompts this writer to address Your Holiness. I refer, to the reportedly warm reception Your Holiness tendered: to one Nicolae Ceausescu, by the grace of Moscow ruler of Romania. It is bad enough that temporal rulers of the Western world have come to subsidize and bestow prestige upon the oppressors of that East European peoples-thus compounding their earlier guilt toward them. But that the hood! The Catholic Church should follow the temporal rulers on a road that can only lead to moral suicide and ultimately to surrender is beyond the capacity of the captive peoples, or their spokesmen in the free world, to comprehend. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;As one who, in a not too distant past, had repeatedly been elected to a leading position in the Assembly of Captive European Nations, which for many years had widely been regarded as the representative voice of the silenced peoples of East Central Europe, and as a Romanian, I may perhaps qualify as one of, such spokesmen and accordingly speak up with utmost frankness: <br> <p> <center> <img src ="images/BrutusCoste_conferinta.jpg" width="300" height="259" alt="Prof. Brutus Coste, Conferinc<br>Srbtorirea Zilei de  10 Mai 1979, organizat de Comitetul Adevrul despre Romnia n sala Fundaciei Carnegie Endowment. Dintre conferenciari amintim pe Prof Dr. Nicolae Dima _i avocat Cornel Dumitrescu"><p> <b>Prof. Brutus Coste, Conferinc<br>Srbtorirea Zilei de  10 Mai 1979, organizat de Comitetul Adevrul despre Romnia n sala Fundaciei Carnegie Endowment. Dintre conferenciari amintim pe Prof Dr. Nicolae Dima _i avocat Cornel Dumitrescu. </b></center><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;In shaking the bloodstained hand of Nicolae Ceau_escu, Your Holiness has caused painful disappointment and deep discouragement to the overwhelming majority of the Romanian people and particularly to the one and one half million Unites whose Church was brutally suppressed in 1947, and whose five bishops and hundreds of priests died the death of martyrs in communist prisons without ever betraying their faith. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Le no advisers and experts tell Your Holiness that the crimes against the Romanian people belong to another era and are the responsibility of others than the present rulers. The plain truth is that Nicolae Ceau_escu already belonged, at the time of the suppression of the Unite Church, to the Kremlin-picked top-hierarchy of the communist party. It is he who ten years later was to lead the murderous campaign conducted against the Romanian peasant to force him into the neo-serfdom of the accursed Kolkhozes. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;And let no one invoke Christian forgiveness in justification of a shocking "realism". Forgiveness follows repentance and redeeming acts. How and when did Ceau_escu repent his crimes and redeem himself? Did he ever rehabilitate those of the victims who survived long years of hellish imprisonment? Did he punish the murderers and torturers of hundred of thousands of good Romanians, men and women, at the infamous Danube-Black Sea Canal and in the many scores of jails of extermination? Did he concede to the Romanian people at least those crumbs other East European tyrants handed down to their subjects in the form of some material improvements less terror and a modicum of spiritual and intellectual freedom? Can complicity with Leonid Brezhnev in deceiving the West with spurious gestures of independence, and an increasingly stalinist internal order, complete with the most ludicrous personality cult, qualify as repentance? <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;These lines are written with a heavy heart by one who, although not a catholic, had hoped to see the Holy Seat boldly pointing the way to the statesmen of the West instead of eagerly competing with them in short-sighted expediency. They are written in prote5t but also in prayer. May the good Lord be merciful and guide Your Holiness toward the task that cries for fulfillment: moral leadership in the battle for the rights of Man and nations, and for the preservation of human freedom and decency, a battle we are, right now, loosing. <p> Respectfully yours, <p> BRUTUS COSTE <p> New York, May 30, 1970 <p><center>*** *** ***<p> <center> <img src ="images/BrutusCosteGrupEC.jpg" width="500" height="358" alt=" (stg to dr) Prof. Dr. Nicolae Dima, scriitorul Paul Goma, Prof. Brutus Coste, Senator Henry Jackon  1978 (Prof Dr. Nicolae Dima  Journey to Freedom) "><p><b> (stg to right) Prof. Dr. Nicolae Dima, scriitorul Paul Goma, Prof. Brutus Coste, Senator Henry Jackon  1978 (Prof Dr. Nicolae Dima  Journey to Freedom) </b><p> <table width="630" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" style="border: 0 solid black;"> <tr><td bgcolor="#F0F3F0"><div align="justify"> <font face="helvetica" size ="4"><b> Despre Brutus Coste:</font></b><p> <font face="helvetica" size ="2"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Prof. Brutus Coste, ca diplomat a aprat interesele unei Romnii, nedreptcit _i frustat. Remarcm abilitatea cu care a obcinut in 1941, - cnd avea funccia de nsrcinat cu Afaceri Externe al Romniei la Washington - o declaracie istoric de la Cordell Hull Secretar de Stat _i Summer Welles Subsecretar de Stat ai Guvernului American, prin care se recuno_tea drepturile Romniei asupra Basarabiei _i Bucovinei de Nord. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Personalitate recunoscut a exilului, a fost o prezenc vie n mijlocul comunitcii romne_ti. n anii cnd incertitudinea _i lipsa informaciei domina exilul, prin conferincele _i ntlnirile sale, Prof. Brutus Coste a dezvluit adevrul despre soarta Romniei _i l-a fcut cunoscut prin memorandumuri _i proteste colective, autoritcilor americane.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Era n contact permanent cu Departamentul de Stat, cu presa, cu uniunile muncitore_ti americane  ALF/CIO  care aveau o pozicie anticomunist. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Temele conferincelor erau de mare actualitate tratnd aspecte cruciale ale timpului. A_a a fost conferinca,  Politica extern a regimului comunist din Romnia: o politic de independenc autentic sau o contribucie la succesul strategiei europene a Rusiei sovietice? , prezentat la al 13-lea Congres al Societcii Academice Romne cinut n Washington. <h6 align="right">Alexandru TOMESCU</h6> </td> </tr> </table> </center> Pentru arhiva <b><a HREF="exilul creator.html">EXILUL CREATOR</a></b> apasati aici. <center> <FORM ACTION="../cgi-bin/mycgi.pl" NAME="myform"> <BUTTON NAME="go" TYPE="input" onclick="origina()" ><STRONG>Home</STRONG></BUTTON> </FORM> <script language=javascript> function origina() { parent.location.href="index.html" } </script> <SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript"> function blinker() { if (document.forms.myform.go.style.color == 'blue') document.forms.myform.go.style.color='red'; else document.forms.myform.go.style.color='blue'; setTimeout('blinker()',500); } blinker() </SCRIPT> </td></tr> <tr><td align= "center">ALTERNATIVA / THE ALTERNATIVE / L'ALTERNATIVE - Politica, cultura, stiri, publicitate </center> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>