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I have no interest in selling socks

I just came across one of those nauseating, saccharine news stories about a chap with Downs Syndrome starting up his own business selling socks, albeit with his father's help. Stories like this are, presumably, supposed to inspire and uplift us, but I can't help suspecting that they are part of an agenda to press people with disabilities off benefits and into work. After reading reports like this, a guy in the street might look at guys like me and think ''why hasn't he got a job?'' As great as they might seem, there is an insidious dimension to news stories like this; they are about forcing capitalist dogma upon us, demonstrating that we cripples can in fact work as much as anyone else, so we don't actually need state benefits. Hell, the fact that it's something as twee and cliche as a sock shop says it all. Sorry to be so negative about this, but stories like this really get on my nerves.

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