brain·wash: ˈbrānˌwôSH,ˈbrānˌwäSH/ (verb)gerund or present participle: brainwashing; make (someone) adopt radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible pressure. “the organization could brainwash young people”
synonyms: indoctrinate, condition, reeducate, persuade, influence, propagandize, inculcate “the evidence is compelling that these cult members were indeed brainwashed”
You’ve read the above definition right? Good. Then you clearly know that my sons being Yankees fans is in no way brainwashing. You are BORN a Yankees fan. You aren’t made one. You bleed PINSTRIPES. I grew up a Yankees fan because the Yankees are in my blood. Bronx born, Pelham raised… Yankees for life…
… so what if it takes a little NYY nightlight to help make sure my youngest is on the right side?