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The Gospel of Trayvon Martin

"An icon (from Greek eikn "image") is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Christianity and in certain Eastern Catholic churches. More broadly the term is used in a wide number of contexts for an image, picture, or representation; it is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it either concretely or by analogy, as in semiotics; by extension, icon is also used, particularly in modern culture, in the general sense of symbol i.e. a name, face, picture, edice or even a person readily recognized as having some well-known signicance or embodying certain qualities: one thing,

an image or depiction, that represents something else of greater signicance through literal or gurative meaning, usually associated with religious, cultural, political, or economic standing." Icon - "Christ gures are often martyrs, sacricing themselves for causes larger than themselves." Christ gure - The term archetype /rktap/ refers to either: A statement, or pattern of behavior, a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated. The Platonic philosophical idea, referring to pure forms which embody the fundamental characteristics of a thing. In Jungian psychology, archetypes refer to a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., universally present in individual psyches. Archetypes can refer to a constantly recurring symbol or motif in literature, painting or mythology. This usage of the term draws from both comparative anthropology and Jungian archetypal theory. Archetype - The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. ~ US President Barack Obama Archetype - Innocent victim whose sacrice offers salvation Hero gure - Trayvon Martin Anti-Hero gure - George Zimmerman Messiah/Savior - Trayvon Martin

Innocent victim - Trayvon Martin, an innocent child Betrayal - White Americans, especially gun owners and Southerners Killer of innocent victim - George Zimmerman Sacrice of innocent victim - The killing of Travon Martin by George Zimmerman Vicarious atonement - Redemption for all Blacks via the sacrice of the innocent victim Group identication with innocent victim - All Black Americans Groupthink - Justice for all Black Americans is represented by Trayvon Martin Faith - No contradictions of original narrative allowed Redemption - justice for all Black Americans achieved via justice for Trayvon Blame - Zimmerman, who represents White racists and their Establishment Scapegoat - Zimmerman: the sins of White Americans are placed upon him Propitiation - Only a guilty verdict is acceptable Forgiveness - None for Whites, Justice for Blacks only via guilty verdict Salvation - For Black Americans via justice for Trayvon Myth - A White man murdered Trayvon because he hates Black peoples Metaphors - Trayvon = Christ gure whose sacricial death brings salvation

Narrative - A White man murdered Trayvon because he hates Black peoples Meta-narrative - The White Establishment murdered Trayvon and oppresses Blacks Story - Justice for Trayvon is necessary for sociological salvation Doubt - Zimmerman isnt a racist? Trayvon assaulted Zimmerman? Heretics - Those who dispute the myth and narrative Counter-narrative - Zimmerman acted in self-defense when Trayvon assaulted him Outsiders - Whites peoples, doubters, heretics Apostasy - Blacks who no longer believe the myth or accept the narrative Worldviews - Us versus Them, Black versus White, faith versus heresy Rose-colored glasses - No evidence contrary to the myth can be seen or heard Presuppositions - Us versus them, Black versus White, faith versus heresy Challenges - Evidence contrary to the myth Media - Creates and perpetuates the myth, narrative, story Mind control - Relentless media proffering of the myth and demonizing of heretics Gospel - No justice for Trayvon = No peace

See: The Gospel of Trayvon Martin - See also: Justice for two (2) Martins? How? -