‘The Plan Is to Have No Plan’ Redux

Jay Rosen, back in early May:

“The plan is to have no plan” is not a strategy, really. Nor would I call it a policy. It has a kind of logic to it, but this is different from saying it has a design — or a designer. Meaning: I do not want to be too conspiratorial about this. To wing it without a plan is merely the best this government can do, given who heads the table. The manufacture of confusion is just the ruins of Trump’s personality meeting the powers of the presidency. There is no genius there, only a damaged human being playing havoc with our lives.

I linked to this back when Rosen wrote it. What’s happening today was obvious months ago to anyone willing to look at it with open eyes, but yet it still takes your breath away.

Saturday, 18 July 2020