The Search for COMMON GROUND eps. iv THE MOTTO

Every COMMON GROUND episode and post

 

Common Ground does not dictate a winner or a loser. There is no white flag and no one surrenders. It does not mean we have changed our philosophy or suddenly see it the other way. Common Ground is not selling out or giving in or not being true to yourself. It is simply a place that we all cherish or love or need. And out of respect for that place, rather it is a physical location or the imagination come to life, we come together to communicate, which diminishes divisions and chips away at hate, real and imagined.- thepublicblogger

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PERFECT HARMONY
by Coca Cola

 

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The Search for COMMON GROUND
a social media and blog based Reality Show with a social consciousness
episode iv THE MOTTO

created & produced by Kendall F. Person

The Challenge

Thank you for coming to the show. The 6 remaining Demographics + one lucky loser, were challenged to create a motto for the idea of the search for common ground. The Motto can be in the form of a pledge, a decree, a declaration or an anthem by song. At the end of the performances, the voting booth is open. Please vote for the top 3.

 

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Wa'Derrious Sellors

Aim High UniverseAim High Universe

Common ground is where everyone is one
Common ground is a place of serious matters, life, and fun
Common ground is a place where I can be myself
Common ground is where if i need answers they are willing to help
Common ground is a place of love peace and happiness
Common ground is place of anger creativity and madness
Common ground is place where different is ok
Common ground is place where everybody has a say
Common ground is a place of internal peace
Common ground is place that can travel to the hoods all the way to wall street
Common ground is something we all need
Common ground helps us gain knowledge and makes us all read.

 

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Shriley

 

This is how I feel when I think of on ‘COMMON GROUND’ that due to all of great minds coming together just in our ‘Neighborhood’ that there is hope for this great country we live in!! I look forward to seeing what comes next!! due to my mental illness I don’t get out much I’ve become a Neighborhood watch dog waiting for the next best thing!

 

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Lisa Troedson
Although, each of us grew up in different neighborhoods with various opinions and educations, you must know what stage of the game you’re aloud to throw out such personal implications.

People are first taught by what they live while compromises can be discussed with tact.  There are times in life that you need to learn how to give a little because statements are made that turn into an attack.

How we decide to treat each other is so disgusting however the reason behind it started with things that have been said and done that led to a lot of mistrusting.

Respect is a give and take but more importantly earned by others. We have to own our part in it as a lifestyle we chose to live and by a child of God sisters/brothers.

This is an anthem that I want to declare with an understanding of many types of cultures and religious beliefs so we can all become able to embrace. The purpose here is to find a common ground for all walks of life, either sex, no matter what color skin you have and for any fucking race. – tenacity goddess

 

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Lawrence Pierce III

 

We look to change or start new everyday interactions between groups of people with different views. Therefore, we can work together to build up our community by finding what we have in common with each other, while choosing to respect differences rather than criticize them.

 

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Jamal Miller

 

A Pledge for Humanity and Progress
Gays in the Life

I pledge to remember that we are all human.
Though it be that no one is perfect
in this world, I will do my best
to learn from my mistakes and help you
learn from yours as well.

I pledge my trust and support.
To let the best parts of human nature guide me
towards patience, active listening, and positive action; beyond safety pins
or empty declarations of support.
To be there, in full spirit,
ready to aid on the front lines.

I pledge my understanding.
To go deeper than articles and social media
and to learn more of the source;
whether they represent the dark or the light.
For taking sides only goes so far,
but common ground can be
as vast as an ocean.

We pledge our voices and serve as vessels
for positive change in our world.
To speak up if there’s ever a question
that gives way to humanity.
To lead the charge and carry ourselves
as an example for others to mimic.
and to remain vulnerable and strong
in our capacity to grow from one another.

We pledge to remember that we are all human.

 

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ryan-black

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In 1929, the Stock Market collapsed. That was 87 years ago — a number that equates to Abraham Lincolns famous Gettysburg Address opening line, “Forescore and seven years ago…”. That is the fitting rhetorical inspiration for my “Declaration of Common Ground”.

The Declaration of Common Ground

Four score and seven years ago, bankers revealed to this continent, a new nation, conceived in greed, and dedicated to the proposition that only certain men deserve power.

Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated to greed, self-interest, and closed-mindedness can long endure. Today and beyond, we are met on a great battlefield of that war.

We have come to dedicate 2016, as a final resting place for those who took so much that this nation might crumble forever. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should mark 2016 as the end of the Era of Greed and personal gain, and make the future one of peace, unity, and with it, a dedication to the search for common ground.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we blog here, but the conversations that we start here will continue forever. From this fateful year, we take increased devotion to that cause for which many have already given everything — that we here highly resolve that 2016 marks the end of the era of greed — that this nation, under God or otherwise, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth, for we will find common ground, or the American Experiment will end. – Ryan Black 2020 Progressive

 

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Joe Flower
Joe & Harmony


LYRICS

The Common Ground Song – Key D
Copyright © Joe Flower 2016
APRA No: GW38243549

Brand me mahatma or idiot savant
Make sense of me, babe, if you want
There’s more opinions than planet earth has trees
It’s all about you, it’s all about me

All our lessons learned get so polished and rehearsed
It’s the same for every beast that walks the earth
We’ve got the power but we’ve got to set it free
Or Common Ground remains a fantasy


A dangerous world of Cains and Abels
All kinds of creatures gazing at their navels
But the humble flower should never blame the bee
It’s all about you, it’s all about me

From crib to school, from school to work
A smart cookie like you might go berserk
But if I vote for change and if you vote to let it be
Common ground can still be our reality

It’s all about you. It’s all about me.
It’s all about you and me.

SOLO…

We are the music while the music lasts
Sometimes the future imitates the past
Just unlock your skeletons and throw away the key
And common ground becomes reality

It’s all about you
It’s all about me

The social stratum, know the rules
World wide web gives us the tools
It’s all about you and me

There is no drug or therapy
That will ever replace empathy
It’s all about you and me

It’s all about you. It’s all about me.
It’s all about you and me.

It’s black
It’s white
L-G-B-T
It’s D-E-M
It’s G-O-P
It’s common ground
It’s you and me…

 



The POLLS are now OPEN.
Polls Close on Mon Nov 28 at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST

Elimination begins and announced Winner of The Motto
Mon Nov 28 at 6PM PST/9 EST

9 comments

  1. […] By 2012, I had returned to my center and the 15 years of creative dormancy burst forward and writing was no longer the end game, but the foundation. In January 2013, an original  online artists collaborative, known simply as The Neighborhood was born But in 2016,the country’s divisive rhetoric and the scorched earth/bring down the nation approach of the national campaign forced a move from the artistic to the political. But The Neighborhood stood firm in its all inclusive positioning, embracing and contrasting our differences in the social media/blog based reality show The Search for COMMON GROUND. […]

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  2. […] By 2012, I had returned to my center and the 15 years of creative dormancy burst forward and writing was no longer the end game, but the foundation. In January 2013, an original  online artists collaborative, known simply as The Neighborhood was born But in 2016,the country’s divisive rhetoric and the scorched earth/bring down the nation approach of the national campaign forced a move from the artistic to the political. But The Neighborhood stood firm in its all inclusive positioning, embracing and contrasting our differences in the social media/blog based reality show The Search for COMMON GROUND. […]

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