Of course, that minority with the privilege of thinking also needs to have the necessary conditions for its life (and its thinking) reproduced, and in this sense it holds a parasitic position relative to the rest of the tribe, who guarantee that reproduction. But why would the majority accept this unfair situation? Why would they not only support those ‘thinkers,’ but also grant them the monopoly on an activity that is so basic and so important for human beings?
The good news is that we, the unfair parasites, are being weeded out on a massive basis by Republican state legislatures who seem to be very much in tune with the most progressive and socially responsible among us and who are withdrawing the funding of our parasitic thinking activities. So it’s all good.