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The Council Has Spoken!! This Week’s Watcher’s Council Results 6-10-2011

The Council Has Spoken!! This Week’s Watcher’s Council Results
The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week, carved eternally in the records of cyberspace.

This week’s winner, What Does Peace Mean, Anyway? by Joshuapundit took a look at the often used term peace…what it is, what it isn’t and how actual lasting peace has been achieved in history. Here’s a slice:

Peace is said to be a high priority, no matter whom you talk to.People crave it and pray for it, and rightly so.

This is a much more important issue, I think, than most of us realize, especially in these days when people use terms like ‘The Long War’ and ‘the peace process’ .Yet few of us, especially in the West actually stop to think of what we really mean by peace, and what you can’t define clearly is frequently illusory.

The Bible provides one definition, with the prophet Isaiah talking of a time of peace so profound that men will not only transform the arms of battle into implements of peace but cease to study the arts and strategy of war.

That’s obviously an unrealized ideal in the immediate future.

Islam is much more direct about the matter. Westerners are confused when Muslims say that Islam means peace (actually, it comes from the Arabic aslama, which means submission). To Muslims, who divide the world into dar Islam, the part of the world where Islam rules and the non-Muslim world, referred to as dar harb ( literally the house of war), peace is much simpler. It’s a condition where the entire world is dar Islam, exactly what Mohammed ordered his followers to strive for right before his death in 632 CE, according to the Hadiths.

If some Muslims talk of peace when they actually mean a time of dar Islam, it’s understandable that something gets lost in translation – sometimes deliberately.

So, is peace then simply an absence of war and conflict? It ain’t necessarily so.

In our non-Council category our winner was the one and only Zombie, whose piece this week, Proof that S.F.’s circumcision ban Is anti-Semitic submitted by
The Noisy Room shows us that the proposed ban on male circumcision on the ballot in the California cities of San Francisco and Santa Monica has an agenda directed specifically at Jews..as evidenced by campaign literature pushed by its primary backers that takes its inspiration from classic Nazi publications like Der Stí¼rmer.

Here are this week’s full results:

Council Winners

*First place with 4 votes! Joshuapundit’-What Does Peace Mean, Anyway?
Second place with 2 1/3 votes
The Noisy Room-Provoking The Whirlwind
Third place with 1 2/3 votes
VA Right!-Arab Spring? Are We Headed for an American Spring?
Fourth place with 1 1/3 votes
New Zeal-Valerie Jarrett’s Father-in-Law Was a Communist, Worked With Obama Mentor Frank Marshall Davis
Fifth place with 1 vote
Bookworm RoomA Sentimental Service In A Cynical Society — Our Navy
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote
The Colossus of RhodeyThe “incredible” intellect it takes to invoke racism
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote
GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnDMidway
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote
The Political CommentatorSarah Palin Can’t Win!
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote
Rhymes With RightAssassination Humor Isn’t Funny
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote
Right TruthLeft-Wing Radical Violence vs Right-Wing
Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote
The Razor Weiner Comes Clean But Doesn’t Resign

Non-Council Winners

First place with 3 2/3 votes!
Zombie- Proof that S.F.’s circumcision ban Is anti-Semitic submitted by
The Noisy Room

Second place with 2 1/3 votes ‘
IowahawkFarewell, My Weiner submitted by
Joshuapundit

Third place with 1 2/3 votes -
StratFor The Next Palestinian Move submitted by
GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote -
The Elder Of Ziyon An Open Letter To Leonard Nimoy submitted by
Right Truth

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote -
Melanie PhillipsPublic Regulation And Private Squalor submitted by
New Zeal

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote -
ZombieWhy the Hypocrisy Defense is political suicide for liberalism submitted by
The Glittering Eye

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -
Asian Week/Arthur HuObama’s Dead Parrot Speech: Closer to Peace… Or Armageddon? submitted by
The Watcher

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -
Harry’s PlaceCrawfish-deprived sovereign citizen goes on shooting rampage submitted by
Simply Jews

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -
Common Sense Political Thought Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere “Gaffe” submitted by
The Colossus of Rhodey

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -
Urban Grounds The Alamo Drafthouse’s New PSA On Texting in Their Theaters submitted by
Rhymes With Right

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -
Ace of Spades HQ Grim Milestone: Public Finally Starting To Think Obama’s Been President Long Enough To Call It His Economy submitted by
VA Right!

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -
Protein WisdomThe Summer of “Recovery” submitted by
Snapped Shot

Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote -
Maggie’s Notebook Anthony Weiner’s Confession submitted by
The Watcher

See you next week!


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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