I need a better imagination.
"I need a better imagination." Feverpitched / Getty

Here it is. You are a human. One of the main reasons why you, a human, have evolved in the direction of greater and greater mental intensity is to improve the mind's ability to see what might happen in an area of time that has not happened yet. And the tool the mind uses to see in the future is the imagination. A strong imagination does not make you less realistic (and more dreamy), it enables you to see what is not there, the future. The imagination is (in the organization of the mind) on the opposite side of the memory, which recollects the past, what has happened. And now the scandal of the incredibly shrinking tax returns of 2018.

It seems many Americans who lived, from day one, in a country almost wholly run by the rich, whose wages have been flat for over 40 years because of the rich, and who pay huge medical bills because of the rich, somehow thought the tax cut of 2017 was not a scam or nothing to fuss about. But all of the information in the past tells you it should be a scam. That it is the rich who are going get most, if not all, of the benefits from the cut. The imagination of these Americans failed them.

They could not translate this long history of exploitation and duping into a realistic vision of the future. Working imaginations saw this in the future: Money will go to the rich and we, in the middle and bottom, will probably end up paying more. And so, when this happened ("smaller tax refunds"), we were not surprised. But the word on Twitter is many Americans filing taxes early have been stunned to find returns that are smaller or have vanished entirely. They did not see it coming. Their imaginations let them down.

The Hill:

Even some Republican strategists argue that the refunds issue could be politically potent if it makes voters question the overall intent of the tax reform package.

“If you made the same amount of money this year as last year, and all your reductions are basically the same, and your refund is smaller after the so-called ‘middle class tax rebate’? You might think, ‘Gee, I was lied to,’ ” said GOP strategist Rick Tyler, who was the communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during the 2016 Republican presidential primaries.

The man or woman who says, "Gee, I was lied to," has an imagination that's broken or blinded by racism. And yes, I assume they are white, because it's that group that votes for Republicans, and it's Republicans who passed the bill that massively transferred billions from the working class and middle class to the richest members of society. Gee?