I'm OK, You're
OK - Maybe
by Roger Freed
have been following disturbing trends developing
from a self help philosophy from the 1980's
called Transactional Analysis. TA is based upon a
consciousness growth bestseller book entitled
I'm OK, you're OK. Written by Thomas
A. Harris MD, it was a book whose primary message
was to base all relationships on the premise that
everyone is OK just the way they are without any
changes, including the reader himself. The
publication was a huge international hit offering
a message of simple positivism to the world.
Since that time many other individuals have
altered that simple philosophy in their own ways,
some good, some bad. Psychologists from the
Institute To Make Everyone As Sane As Is Possible
In a Screwy World have found the following
disturbing deviations from the original ideas:
Corps- We're OK, you are shit.
Woody Allen- I'm
not OK and I'll make a movie about it.
Everyone is OK if you are high enough.
I am the only one in this country who is OK. We
have gulags for anyone else who thinks they are
as OK as I am.
We know we're great, we just have a hard time
convincing other people that they're crap.
know that we are OK, but we don't want to appear
as arrogant as the Republicans, so we will just
pretend to be modest.
You are only OK if you are blond, blue eyed and
Aryan, even though I am not.
You are only OK if you are a fire breathing
conservative. Otherwise you are probably a wet
I'm OK, you're fired!
George W. Bush-
I'm OK, aren't I?
Dick Cheney- I'm
OK and unless you are a big oil man or someone in
government get out of my way or I'll run over you.
Dr. Phil- I'm
OK, you're not, but I'll make you OK.
I'm more OK than you will ever be.
Nobody is OK and it is our goal in life to make
sure you understand that.
If you have a beard you are OK, even women should
have them. And you better have a burqua covering
I'm OK because I'm hot!
Antoinette- I'm OK, you can eat cake.
We want you to be OK, but not more OK than us.
I'll be OK once I snort a little more of this