"The people" are (gasp!) facing away from each other!
Of course, they don't say, "congregation." They use a term that, as it happens, the collectivists and socialists also use, "the people."
But as we know, the priest is not "facing away from" the congregation or "having his back to" us. He is leading us in worship.
Let's use the logic of the opponents of the Mass of the Ages, though. If it is bad for the celebrant to "have his back to the people," let's look at "the people" themselves in the Novus Ordo Mass. Row after row in the pews, they (gasp!) all have their backs to each other! Shocking, but true.
It's going to take a Rubik's Cube expert to figure out how to position everyone in the congregation so no one has his back to anyone else.
Got any suggestions? (Hint: Don't ask a liberal.)