(Natural News) America’s institutes of higher learning developed into some of the finest in the world, churning out incredibly smart, talented graduates who helped build a superpower.
But today, most of them — even the expensive Ivy League schools that were once the envy of the West — have been taken over by Marxists who push far-left counter-cultural, counter-revolutionary garbage at the expense of learning, because they know that the key to power in the future for their political mindset is to brainwash successive generations.
That said, one New York City mother fought back against the indoctrination.
According to Fox News, Annabella Rockwell torched Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts for ‘indoctrinating’ her and is thanking her mother for spending a small fortune on a “deprogrammer” to bring her back to normal.
The outlet reported:
New York City pharmaceutical heiress Annabella Rockwell is claiming that her mother paid a $300-a-day “deprogrammer” after believing her daughter had been “brainwashed” by attending an all-female elite liberal college that left the young woman “totally indoctrinated” and estranged from the parents who raised her.
Rockwell, a former competitive figure skater who grew up on the Upper East Side, told the Post that at first she was elated to attend Mount Holyoke College — a $60,000-a-year women’s institution in rural Massachusetts — in 2011.
She went on to state that entering her freshman year, she refused to take part in the “MoHo Chop” — an initiation that is meant to de-emphasize traditional gender roles by cutting off one’s hair. Rockwell told the New York Post that by her junior year, however, she began to notice a change in her attitude and outlook after she took a gender studies course.
“I left school very anxious, very nervous, very depressed and sad,” Rockwell, now 29, recently told The Post. “I saw everything through the lens of oppression and bias and victimhood. I came to the school as someone who saw everyone equally. I left looking for injustice wherever I could and automatically assuming that all white men were sexist. My thoughts were no longer my own.”
“This professor tells me about the patriarchy,” Rockwell said. “I barely knew what the word meant. I didn’t know what she was talking about. I wasn’t someone that into feminism. I just knew that I felt I had always been free to do what I wanted. I never experienced sexism. But I was told there’s the patriarchy, and you don’t even understand it’s been working against you your whole life. You’ve been oppressed, and you didn’t even know it. Now you have to fight it. And I just went down this deep rabbit hole.”
She went on to note that her relationship with her mom changed, though she at one time considered her mother to be her best friend.
“I felt I had to teach her how she was wrong and expose her and to do that with everyone who didn’t see things correctly,” Rockwell said. “The professors encouraged alienation [from parents] and even offered their homes to stay in. They’d say, like, ‘Don’t go see them, come stay with us for the holiday.’ Most of my classmates believed all this stuff, too. If you didn’t, you were ostracized.”
Melinda Rockwell, Anabella’s mother, told The Post she was convinced that her daughter had been brainwashed. She also admitted that, during a heated argument with her daughter at the family’s Palm Beach, Fla., home, she angrily threw a vase through a window after becoming exasperated at her daughter’s new outlook.
Besides paying for the costly “deprogrammer,” she also asked for and got help from her daughter’s former tennis coach, Scott Williams, though she was told that it could take as long as seven years to revert Anabella back to her former way of thinking.
“It was like walking a tightrope,” Melinda Rockwell said. “I couldn’t push too hard or I’d lose her, but if I let go, I felt I might not see her again. It was as bad as trying to get a child off the streets who’s on heroin. Everyone is so sure it won’t happen to their child. But it will,” she said.
Anabella now works for the conservative-leaning education advocacy organization PragerU.