The Center for Political Beauty embodies a radical form of humanism. It is an assault troop that establishes moral beauty, political poetry, and human magnanimity. The Center fuses the power of fantasy with the power of history. Our fundamental conviction is that the legacy of the Holocaust is rendered void by political apathy, the rejection of refugees, and cowardice. We believe that Germany should not only learn from its history but also take action.
We shape political resistance in the 21st century, arming reality with moral fantasy and the power of history. Resistance is an art that needs to hurt, irritate, and unsettle. We experiment with the laws of reality and fill the space previously occupied by public intellectuals: the moral conscience.
We are the “assault gun of humanism”. The Center for Political Beauty fuses the power of fantasy with the power of history. Our operations crash into German reality at high speed.
We built a Holocaust memorial commemorating 6 million murdered European Jews right in front of Björn Höcke‘s house, called for the overthrow of the dictatorship in the streets of Istanbul (in memory of the Scholl siblings), chased the notorious Dortmund nazis with Kalashnikovs and axes, and chartered an airplane to bring 100 war refugees to Europe alive.
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The term “aggressive humanism” expresses the realization that the fight for human rights is currently being waged far too politely in the Western world, which has legitimated and necessitated a more offensive stance. Against this backdrop, aggressive humanists are highly ambitious human rights defenders offering political resistance. The great defenders of human rights — exemplified by historical figures such as Varian Fry, Beate Klarsfeld, Soghomon Tehlirian, Peter Bergson, or Simon Wiesenthal — seem to have died out. The Center for Political Beauty seeks to recover and exhibit their deeds in the free space for action that art can provide.
Essay: Aggressive Humanism - Of democracy’s inability to generate great human rights activists.
Political beauty is moral beauty (καλὸς καὶ ἀγαθός). It is the pursuit of that which could be. No other question reveals the humanity of humankind as clearly as this one: who rebels against mass murder and crimes against humanity, if necessary against their career, friends, or emotions? It is when we dare to act humane that we render visible the beauty of being human. The Center explores these morally luminous actions: it is precisely the darkness of the greatest crimes against humanity, and the chasms which they betray, that enable us to recognize moral beauty.
The following human beings have acted out of and delineated political beauty: Varian Fry, Peter Bergson, Eduard Schulte, Simon Wiesenthal, Soghomon Tehlirian, Elie Wiesel, George Mantello, Beate Klarsfeld, Raoul Wallenberg, Jean Moulin, Shahan Natalie, Roméo Dallaire, Raphael Lemkin, Szmuel Zygielbojm, Hermann Langbein, Mala Zimetbaum, Georg Elser, Stefan Lux, Kurt Schrimm, Christian Schwarz-Schilling, Rupert Neudeck, Paul Grüninger, Willem Arondeus.