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Comment author: blacktrance 22 July 2014 05:10:31AM 4 points [-]

"Politics is hard mode" draws people to it, because they think they can handle it - "I can talk about politics without problems, even though it's hard, aren't I cool?" On the other hand, "Politics is the mind-killer" is too general (there are people who aren't mind-killed by politics), too dismissive of people interested in politics, and too dismissive of politics as a topic worth talking about. The best way to put it would be something that conveys that talking about politics rationally is difficult and being able to do it doesn't give you status, but it's not something to be avoided altogether, either. No short slogan comes to mind, though.