20 Mar 2007
Many years ago, probably about the time I was entering college, I noticed something. Something scary. Kids, entering adulthood, made choices. Choices that would affect them for the rest of their lives. Choices that had a much more profound impact than they could ever imagine. My friends were choosing to use. Now we've all heard the phrases, don't use, or don't abuse, or to stay away from drugs. A strong and important message. But chapstick? That's safe, right? Unfortunately, no. Good for your lips? Yes. Makes kissing more pleasant? Yes. An unregulated narcotic with the addictive qualities of methamphetamines, finger nail biting, or Tostitos Hint of Lime chips? Yes. Just try getting someone who uses chapstick to stop. The FDA won't do it, so I bring this message of warning to you here and now.
I need to warn you about this product because I have recently become a user. Now don't go thinking, "I can quit anytime I want!" or "I don't have to worry about that; I only use it when my lips are chapped!" or even worse, "I don't use chapstick, I use lip balm!" LIES!! Oh, Shhhh...they'll hear us. Everybody is at risk! E V E R Y B O D Y! This conspiracy runs deep. Sure, Chapstick started it, but be weary of Vaseline, Carmex and LipSmackers! They're revolutionizing the chapstick medium, making it easier for everyone to become a victim. I used to think with contempt, "Look at that chapstick addict!" and think about how good my life was. Not anymore. I bought mine innocently enough - to help a charity. "How bad can it be?" I thought harmlessly. Vanilla Bean lip balm. (Mmmmm...) And now I can't stop! I crave more and spend endless gobs of money to find the next and more powerful hit. Goats milk, shea butter, I crave the best. I write this to let you know there's a way out, and to protect you if you aren't yet addicted.
There are many web resources to help you break your addiction. Start here. The establishment is always trying to shut them down; it's only through multiple servers and ghost sites that this modern-day hero can keep the site running, at great personal sacrifice and loss. I implore you to spread the word!! Use the message board here to post your stories of perseverance, your stories of hope, your stories of struggle. Let us encourage each other and show big brother where the power in this country really is!