"...when someone puts their time and effort on the line, applaud or just leave it alone."Translation:
Jeff is doing something constructive, putting his time, effort, and money on the line. ...
Your foray into art appropriation was pure wanking-no thought, value, or effort.
You'll personally define the line for yourself (and we should all do the same) between what's time and effort, and what's "pure wanking." You'll either applaud or just leave alone what you evaluate as thought and effort and the other stuff you'll criticize.
Sounds to me like you've merely dressed up subjectivism as a counterfeit recipe for objectivism. All that you are in fact saying is that if you like a creation -- i.e., if you think it was created well (you know, with "time" and "effort") -- then you should applaud or just leave it alone and, if you don't like a creation, then you can criticize it. Forget the 'labor theory of value', you've discovered or invented the 'labor theory of evaluation.'
What outstanding moral guidance, Michael! Tell me, what should one do if someone spent a lot of time and effort to create some postmodern shit-on-a-stick? Should we either applaud or just leave alone (because of the time and effort)? Should we find a way to rearrange things around in our mind so that the time and effort don't count?
Michael, why don't you start a new thread on your labor theory of evaluation (rather than answer me here). I don't want any concrete-bound kooks coming on here claiming that I'm claiming that Jeff's virtuous project is effortful shit-on-a-stick (further hijacking the thread).
(Edited by Ed Thompson on 3/29, 1:50am)