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28 Post author: RobbBB 21 July 2014 10:14PM

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Comment author: Benito 22 July 2014 12:54:36PM 2 points [-]

I'm sorry, I'm too low-level to participate in this discussion

Actually, I think one good way of getting the message across that doesn't give the impression of looking down on the other person might be to say "I'm sorry, I don't think I'm able to think clearly enough about politics. It's the mind-killer." Showing that it effects you is probably a better way of using the phrase.

Comment author: RobbBB 22 July 2014 07:32:59PM 4 points [-]

I like this approach. Better still is 'it mind-kills me,' since 'it's the mind-killer' invites universal generalization and can always be read as a veiled attack. 'X is the stupidity-bringer' just isn't safe grammatically.