Make Free Speech Again on Campus
The SAPIENT Being’s project goal is to help return viewpoint diversity and maintain freedom of speech and expression to high school, community college and university campuses by creating SAPIENT Being Clubs, Chapters and Alliances. These on campus organizations shall be the nexus for open dialogue, alternative points of view, and champions of civil discourse.
The Society Advancing Personal Intelligence & Enlightenment Now Together (SAPIENT) Being is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, non-partisan, non-religious, and non-sectarian organization that subscribes to only one ideology; which is human sapience (wisdom); and welcome with open minds, arms and hearts the believers and practitioners from all ideologies, faiths and walks of life.
The SAPIENT Being is a great venue for independent minded students who believe in freedom of speech and want to hear both sides of an issue, from any topic, without intimidation. It's also a perfect opportunity for liberal and conservative leaning students to come together and openly debate the hottest and most contentious issues facing America and the world today.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) surveyed the written policies of 466 colleges and universities, evaluating their compliance with First Amendment standards at only 42 colleges and universities (9% of those surveyed) now earn an overall green light rating. This is a flunking score by any means of measurement and so is the lopsided ratio of liberal to conservative educators.
Furthermore, congruent organizations like Heterodox Academy, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Prager U, ACTA, Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College, Leadership Institute, Young Americans Foundation, and others also have programs that uphold rigorous standards of teaching and scholarship that deepens the understanding and appreciation of America’s Constitution, First Amendment and its exceptionalism.
So does the SAPIENT Being. However, our primary focus is independent and moderate students who appreciate more than ever conservative principles and values but are intimidated to express them. This is the student body politic that will influence and help determine America’s future. We believe our Enhancing Viewpoint Diversity to Make Free Speech On Campus Again Program can be their spark.
The World of Writing Warriors (WOWW) Program aims to create an all-digital journalistic platform and nexus for modern journalistic practices in the 21st century. It also desires to return journalistic ethics and viewpoint diversity back to the high standards of the 20th century. The practice and development arena for the WOWW Program will start with the 50 subpages on the Fratire Publishing website for 50 viewpoint diverse topics that start the process of dismantling fake news and media and their viewpoint orthodoxy.
The World of Writing Warriors (WOWW) Program is a new non-profit program by the SAPIENT Being organization and is a partnership with the for-profit Fratire Publishing organization and their proposed 50 MADNESS e-book series. This partnership provides the inspiration and opportunity for promising and unpublished writers to develop their own journalistic projects, be it research papers, news articles, in depth stories, book reports, homework assignments, debate topics, discussion points, public policy positions, and more from every discipline and background.
The WOWW Program can act as an online training ground for the adaption and adoption of 21st century digital media practices and also provide a large slate of MADNESS and viewpoint diverse topics for members to practice and develop on with respect to best journalism practices. The MADNESS titles are meant to buck the trend of viewpoint orthodoxy in journalism and media and be the spark, the starting point, the damning expose on a variety of the hottest issues and controversial topics in America and the world without fear of academic and/or media bias or reprisals.
Because Fratire Publishing is a small but determined independent and self-publisher, it makes the perfect home for the WOWW Program with its MADNESS series of titles that are not restricted by a large publication commitment using traditional publishing houses or dependent on university presses and approvals. The starting point for the initial content of each MADNESS book title are the chapters and the further research topics and journalism opportunities derived from them.
By using the Fratire Publishing site as a training and practice ground, an online blog and classroom of sorts, and graduate showcase of development content and completed projects, WOWW Program members can learn, connect and advance in digital journalism with real world experience. Ultimately, this process will reward and recognize members for their contributions and content, and/or enable program members to use the content and program for their own projects, purposes and ideas.