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— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) May 14, 2021
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is, as much of the left, in a state of confusion after the CDC handed down guidance that the vaccinated may now unmask and live as normal. For lovers of the “new normal,” the left isn’t exactly having an easy time coming to terms with this fact, including Maddow.
After an interview with CDC Director Rochelle Walesnky where Maddow sought confirmation on the guidance and asked who is and isn’t safe, she had a few comments, one of which seemed very weird.
Maddow said that while talking to people about what to ask Walensky, she realized that everyone had such personal feelings about it and then came to the realization that she did too. She then dropped a statement that, in many ways, shows you how well the left is programmed to think and feel certain things.
“Part of it is that I feel like I’m going to have to rewire myself so that when I see somebody out in the world who’s not wearing a mask I don’t instantly think ‘you’re a threat’ or ‘you’re selfish’ or ‘you’re a COVID denier and you definitely haven’t been vaccinated,’” said Maddow.
Maddow said that thanks to the CDC’s guidance, we as Americans are going to have to effectively reprogram ourselves to not react a certain way when we see people not wearing masks and look at each other differently without preconceptions.