Rachel Maddow was thoroughly shocked Thursday by new CDC guidelines saying it's okay for vaccinated people to take off their masks most places.
She even had CDC Director Rachel Walensky on her show to ask her if this insane new recommendation of humans breathing fresh air is scientifically sound.
I assume Maddow asked Walensky off air if she was okay and not being held hostage in Mar-a-Lago.
After being assured by Walensky that the CDC always follows the science – you know, unless they have to meet the demands of teacher's unions or anyone ever disagrees with them – Maddow sat stunned at her desk, wondering how to "rewire" how she sees maskless people:
"I'm gonna have to rewire myself so that when I see somebody out in the world that's not wearing a mask, I don't instantly think 'you are a threat,' or 'you are selfish,' or 'you are a COVID-denier and you definitely haven't been vaccinated.' I mean, we're going to have to rewire the way we look at each other because [of] the CDC's guidance."
How crazy is that?
Here's a visual of the electrochemical process that went on in the MSNBC host's head:
I was under the assumption that we should treat others with respect and dignity, period. I was also under the assumption I should do so because of God's guidance, not the CDC's.
I've still been operating under the silly premises that we shouldn't rush to judge, that people's decisions are largely based on their own analysis of the risks and scientific theory, and that we must love our neighbors by caring for both their health and their liberty.
I've also had this silly notion based on the data that the Rona doesn't pose much of a statistical danger to healthy 48-year-old millionaires compared to all the other ways you can kick the bucket in NYC.