THIRD PERSON SELF REFERENCING - is it misunderstood and under-rated?
Plural Pronouns are socialism, collectivism, slavery WHY DR. REX CURRY REFERS TO HIMSELF IN THE 3rd PERSON
"Every free individual should share Ayn Rand's deep skepticism of plural pronouns.
Plural pronouns reek of socialism, schizophrenia, and slavery."

There is very little research that examines third-person self referencing. Of the work that exists, much of it examines real-life examples that are awkward or oddball. Most commentary is superficial, with very little critical analysis of any benefits in 3rd person self referencing.

Dr. Rex Curry began writing about himself in the third person voice after he made the shocking discovery that the early salute used for the USA's Pledge of Allegiance was a straight-arm salute, and it was the origin of the notorious salute of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

Most journalists are too timid and ignorant to cover the pledge news or the pledge's putrid past, so Curry began writing the news story for them.  

The value of the writing style increased after Dr. Curry made the additional historical discovery that the swastika, although an ancient symbol, was sometimes used by German National Socialists to represent meshed "S" letters for the "socialism" of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  

Professional journalists enjoy third person self-referencing. Writing about one's self from the third person point of view is common in journalism. News reporters often regurgitate stories that politicians, bureaucrats, and officials write about themselves in the third person for reporters. At other times, the media take money from the same cretins to run campaign ads exactly as written in boastful third person voices. It happens so often that it explains why journalists have become mouthpieces for statism, and why they are too timid and ignorant for accurate reporting.

Dr. Curry's style assists journalists and puts them at ease with their normal behavior.

Journalism's widespread timidity and ignorance creates ever-shorter stories that provide less information, and much of it is wrong and/or unattributed. That creates another benefit to 3rd person self references. Copious third person self-referencing provides more attribution, and it enables readers to do what journalists should do: find more information by going to the referenced source.

Readers enjoy third person self-referencing. Third person self-refencing helps readers remember authors.  Many people read lengthy articles and never notice the author's name.  That is because the author's name appears once -at the beginning or the end- and some readers do not make it to the name at the end, and other readers who make it to the end forget the name if it appeared at the beginning.  Many people can read entire books and not recall the author for the same reason: the author was never mentioned in the hundreds of pages, or the author was referenced with the pronoun "I."  The pronoun "I" has impersonal and indefinite qualities in that it does not provide identifying information. Readers must constantly perform the mental chore of refreshing the memory of who "I" is.  Some readers eschew the chore.  Readers enjoy third person self-referencing because it ends the chore.

Readers enjoy third person self-referencing because it refreshes their memory regarding titles and qualifications.  The pronoun "I" does not identify the writer as a doctor, or a professor, or as anyone with special knowledge or qualifications.  That problem worsens when cut-and-paste excerpts or quotations hop around the web.  That problem also worsens with dishonest journalists who misrepresent sources and their qualifications. Third person self-referencing solves or lessens that problem.     

Journalism has changed a lot with the internet, and those changes promote third person self-references.  Computers, email, and word-processing maximize cut-and-paste writing that often loses attribution and other details, and creates factual errors.  Copious self-referencing solves some of those problems and gives the original source for correcting errors.  

Third person self-referencing helps readers, authors, journalists and everyone, because of internet word search technology. Anyone (including an author) can search for an author's comments or quotations anywhere on the internet by using the author's name.  No author (nor anyone else) can search for his work by searching for "I" in an internet word search for the author's first person singular comments.  Third person self-referencing solves that problem.

Professor Curry didn't invent 3rd person self-referencing, but he certainly elevated it to an art form.

The internet (bless its heart) has enabled idiots to post off-topic non-reponsive insults to bright people who are trying to learn.  Before the internet, the idiots would never have had an opportunity to say anything to their targets (their intellectual betters).  Today, the internet presents the opportunity and the idiots promptly squander it with off-topic insults. Idiotic insults should be rebuked and the best rebuke (on the internet in a written post) is the same insult thrown back at its source in a third person voice.  The returned insult doubles because direct conversation does not occur with its source (who would otherwise be ignored, but for the miracle of the internet). It is equal to saying "You do not deserve first person voice. You deserve third person voice." Instead, the source is merely used as a podium upon which to rebuke the source in view of others, and for their benefit.  The third person voice can constantly remind the insult's source of the title and position of the person to whom the insulter (if he studies and improves) might one day converse.  

One down-side to the preceding strategy is that many idiotic insults are, well, idiotic (and ungrammatical), and when they are returned to sender, there is a danger that other parties will not realize that the idiocy originated elsewhere.  The third person voice should be used to explain to third parties that the idiotic insult is being returned in its original condition to its manufacturer.  Corrected spelling is permitted, and it doubles the insult to the source (assuming that he can read well enough to see the corrections of his errors).  


Third person self-referencing is not the same issue as third person writing (a common writing method).

These definitions and examples are from Ginny Wiehardt:

Definition: A method of storytelling in which a narrator relates all action in third person, using third person pronouns such as "he" or "she." Third person may be omniscient or limited. Often new writers often feel most comfortable with first person, but writing in the third person allows a writer more freedom in how a story is told.

Examples: Jane Austen's novel, "Pride and Prejudice," like many classic novels, is told from the third person point of view.

Definition: A method of storytelling in which the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story, as opposed to third person limited, which adheres closely to one character's perspective.

Examples: In "Anna Karenina," which is written in the third person omniscient, the story is told by an all-knowing narrator, allowing us to see the world through the eyes of many characters, not just Anna's.

Definition: Third person limited point of view is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented externally. Third person grants a writer more freedom than first person, but less than third person omniscient.

Examples: Ian McEwan's novel, "Saturday," told in first person limited point of view, closely adheres to Henry Perowne's thoughts and perceptions throughout the novel.

The examples below demonstrate writers struggling with third person style. The struggle sometimes develops in writers who believe that good writing requires a detached, objective point of view. Such a stance avoids using 'I,' 'we,' or 'our.' Often that results in the tortuous and repetitive use of 'the author,' 'the writer' or 'the present author,' when the writer is referring to himself. Burnard (1994) rhetorically asks 'Who, if not 'I' is writing these words?'

'In this case study the writer will endeavour to .'

'Within the context of this assignment one will attempt to analyze the results.'

'In discussing this incident the author will rely upon a variety of supporting evidence.'

What is first person writing?
Writing in the first person means that the writer refers to himself as 'I' or when reporting on something involving colleagues, as 'we' or 'our.' There are times when this approach is appropriate even in essays.

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