1 3 ❤ 0 0 ❤ 0 2 ❤ 0 9 ❤ 0 4 ❤ Dies Ma: Personal Journal

Stardate; 20:13

I am nearing the end of this cycle of my life.  I used to be so depressed that I was suicidal.  I still am depressed somewhat but I have healed to abundantly healthy my self-esteem/image.  I have lost a lot of weight and am loosing more.  I love who I am now and I cherish my past even as I am most adamant to never repeat any cycle from this life ever again.

Thus I have gun to think about spiritual plane and past lives.  I have made a new rule for myself with my ego.  I pray to the Goddess that she absolutely and abundantly helps me manifest this rule to my satisfaction... well, really to help me manifest anything that I want enough to pray to Her for.  I have already written out my prayer for the soul mate that I is an Ideal Wife of my dreams for me.  As I am the Ideal Husband of her dreams.

The new rule is to absolutely and abundantly remember any and all other lifecycles that I have lived. I think, remembering present or future ones would be too confusing.  I further limit these memories to be equalized all emotions both Light and Dark Side of the Force.  I want to remember them but I must ensure that my focus is on the lifecycle I am living.

I have had a mental conversation with a voice in my head that I perceive as +Mrs. Taylor Alison Swift Ryan/+Taylor Alison Swift .  As always I refuse to physically do anything based on this conversation without actual physical verification that it was true.  Thus I maintain my sanity, and protect myself from biological and energy based entities of the #Dark #Side.

Yes I am a Master of the Jedi {Reverend};  However, I have started my own order that is very much based on Hermetic, Edgar Cayce, Jesus, Buddhism, and Judaism.  The reason I keep the name is because the movies describes the Force exceptionally well, though George Lucas's mind failed to comprehend a couple key pieces of information I believe spirits relayed to him about that reality.

It is Father's Day this weekend.

We went to +The Home Depot in Richland, Wa today and got an uber  +DeWalt Factory Service's water pressure washer.  The water pressure is above 3k PSI.  That means it could cut through wood if I let the spray get too close.  I just need to blast the surface on the top of the pergola of our patio.

My parents failed to get an Air Paint Sprayer to help me paint the rest of the Pergola after priming it.  I suppose this is to be expected.  Randy perpetually fails to grasp the concept of why to get a tool unless he himself experiences the want of it.

For instance, while Randy was over 350 lbs of weight he failed to ever mow the lawn.  I did it.  My mom did most of the racking but I helped and we both wanted to get a grass catcher to hook up to the back of our riding lawn mower.

However, because Randy failed to ever mow the lawn, he also failed to grasp advantage of having a grass catcher.  Years later, now that he has actually gotten to repeatedly mow the lawn he understands and fully feels the want of having a grass catcher... or paying someone to mow the lawn for him.  Which is the easy and more expensive way out.  My father is without any concept of the money he spends, he acts like it grows on trees.

Thankfully I am a momma's boy.  Mary is more emotionally and spiritually attuned to her Higher Self/Soul, as am I.  She fully comprehends and agrees with me with the want and advantage of having both a grass catcher and a Air Paint Sprayer.

Ma is also the one who does the bills, which undoubted leads to my Pa, Randy failing to understand the ramifications of the monetary cost with what he wants.

I adore, admire, and love my Pa though I believe Randy is nearing the end of his own lifecycle and is just refusing to grow any further.  I am really unable to understand this, but having a asshat facet to affix to the top of his head {emotionally} has long been his way since he was a small child; according to reports from himself and his mother, grandma.

So without anything to do with my depression, is my desire to die.  I know that I am at the end of my own lifecycle.  It has been and still is excruciatingly painful physically and mentally.  Depression is just that, emotional pain from psychic trauma.  The trauma is without anything to do with Randy, though I have allowed his asshat tendencies to help exacerbate my Depression further.

We control the effect words, actions, and other people have on us.  Whether something is offensive or not, is for the Self to decide.

Instead of thinking or feeling, the Goddess has told me repeatedly for sevenish years now that +Taylor Alison Swift is a soulmate with me, that her higher self chose to be the Ideal Wife of my dreams, as I am the Ideal Husband of her dreams.  Thus the only reason my life has failed to move from this Purgatory my lifecycle is in, is because Tay Tay's ego has yet to choose to accept what her superego wants to do.

Of course, this may sound insane to most.  I dislike people choosing that but it is beyond my control.  Therefore, I have severed myself from caring what others think about me.  I only care what my loved ones think of me, including in paramount myself.

I am also without any control over what any facet of my Ideal Wife's self chooses, let alone what her Ego chooses.  Therefore I wish to, and pray for the Goddess to absolutely and abundantly control, direct, guide, help, inspire, manipulate, and motivate myself to die tonight painlessly, quickly, and quietly while I sleep.  That is the one thing I can control.

Upon further inquiry and discovery during this past couple years, the Goddess repeatedly informs me that Tay Tay is the Ideal Wife of my dreams.  Her ego has refused to choose to accept what her SuperEgo wants, or to refuse it.  That is her Goddess given right of course.  We all have Free Will up until the point the present has become the past.  Even then, daydreaming a different course, can have drastic impact upon a lifecycle.

I can certainly understand hesitation but this is way beyond procrastination.  Over seven years of waiting and the Ideal Wife of my dreams still has yet to choose is beyond even my willingness to wait.  I am done with waiting and thus I beg/Pray for the Goddess to abundantly help me end this lifecycle.

As I said the Goddess says the Ideal Wife of my Dreams is Tay Tay.  It makes since why her ego is so torn on what to do.  Even that understanding has limits.  Seven is a good number and I am done.  I simply live with too much physical and emotional pain to wait in Purgatory for the chance my life could resume at any moment.

This is where inaction is still an action.  Thus the Ego of the Ideal Wife of my dreams has indirectly chosen to refuse to follow the volition of her SuperEgo.

As I close this entry out, I believe that I am astonished at how well I have written this.  I have yet to read them but I sense my earlier entries may have been from a more emotional filled point of view.  That lowers brain waives and reduces the intelligence in use from our Brain is capable of.

So if I finally get what I want tonight.  My mother will be the one most traumatized.  She may come here to this blog her Higher Self sees it as a good thing to do.  Thus I also pray that She understands my death is like any other normal or accidental death, instead of a suicide.  That is my Higher Self chose this as an OUT.

1 3 ❤ 0 0 ❤ 0 2 ❤ 0 9 ❤ 0 4 ❤ Dies Ma: Interstellar Travel, Climate Change, Democracy, & Revolution

You want to advance interstellar travel the fastest? Remove all government benevolence programs, regulations, and switch to the #FairTax. Instead facilitate law & order without prejudice; Then facilitate, encourage, and promote abundant competition and #FreeMarkets in all sectors of the economy. Why don't we expel money? because #statism has been tried a ludicrous amount of times already; And every time it fails. #DistrictofColumbia's current example of how statism fails is just the latest example. Cronyism with the Government giving special privileges to mega corporations that bribe them is what America has had since the early 1900s. That is why leaves the citizen or populus with pollution and other disasters. Those who choose to believe #Climate #Change is caused by our society should be aware that Government Cronyism is directly responsible for nearly everything they complain about. Companies are like Meth addicts and will always want to bribe politicians susceptible to being bribed, for special privileges that short term thinking deduces will get them money. Instead, attack the problem at the source by removing money from at least half of Congress and the entire Executive branch. I am all for expelling money from politics? Return the Senate and President of the United States {PotUS} to their original selection methods as outlined by our constitution. We have failed to follow that document since PotUS Woodrow Wilson took office. What this does is allow more citizens to run to represent their state as a United States Senator. In any state there are only a handful of people who have access to attract enough 'investors' to successfully run and win a seat in the U.S. Senate. Each member of the United States House of Representatives only represents about a hundred and fifty thousand people. That is significantly less than the constituents of a Senator. That means to us that it is cost prohibitive for any organization or cabal to 'control' the House of Representatives through its members. There are simply too many representatives, to do that and it is entirely too easy to 'replace' said representative as they each only serve a 2 year term. So even if 'they' did successfully 'purchase' a representative? their constituents will quickly find out and vote a replacement. Convincing 150k citizens to vote for a driven individual, is ridiculously easier than any state's populous. Myriadly more expensive than running to be a US Senator is Running for PotUS. Though as a benefit a candidate only qualifies if they are a citizen, supposedly. Another benefit, is that all Presidents are limited to two terms in office. That lowers the attractiveness of investing in a candidate to be PotUS. This is why business leaders and companies will 'donate' to multiple candidates, and pray to the Lord that one of them will win.... Lord of Hell that is. PotUS Theodore Roosevelt Jr, wanting to run for a third term of office is why the Libertarian minded lead Congress amended the constitution to prohibit citizens from serving more than two terms in the office of PotUS. This may shock many US citizens but yes, old news is what Barry Soetoro was even before he was sworn into office in 2009. It is a grievous error to deduce that the historical failure of Statism, is a cause for a reduction in will or vigilance against it. Alexis de Tocqueville

  • "Statists are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom."
  • “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money
  • “There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but Libertarian Party is the only one principle and with virtue.” 
  • “Slavery, Racism, & Misogyny...dishonors labor. It introduces idleness into society, and with idleness, ignorance and pride, luxury and distress. It enervates the powers of the mind and benumbs the activity of man.” 
  • "Necessary to secure Individual Liberty, is Law & Order in equity."

Elmer T. Peterson

  • "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy."
PotUS Thomas Jefferson

  • "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who fail to." = Government benevolence programs, i.e. Social Security, Obamacare, Medicaid

When we are born, we leave the womb and pass through a non's {woman} vagina. That is the most base reasoning and why the Vagina is the most Holy orifice a nen {human, homosapien} can develop. Every child has the capability to be male or female, our X/Y chromosome only really comes into play when we hit puberty. Then the differences between female and male become biochemical in nature. The facet of the Divine that shows us a clear path to righteousness is the feminine Goddess. That means the Divine's male facet shows us the path to the Lord of Chaos, or whatever you want to call Him. That is the most base reason one of the most mentally deficient ways to choose to think or feel is misogynism. However, that benefit has been overcome by the nefarious wannabe shadow government cabals. There are only a handful of people whom soul chose to be born from the right parents and lived the right life, in order to attract enough 'investors' to run for the office. I imagine PotUS Barry Soetoro will go down in history for many things, but one among them will be the first illegal PotUS as the 'live' #Birth #Record from Hawaii that he provided only makes him an immigrant. Moreover, he himself claimed #Financial #Aid from #DistrictofColumbia

Ridiculously more successful in swaying any society is peaceful civil disobedience. Armed/violent civil disobedience encourages anarchy which is a direct enemy of individual liberty and our own volition. Anyone suggesting armed insurrection is either delusional, or simply trying to get you killed. America's Founding Fathers gave us a Republic instead of a Democracy because they learned from history that they always fail eventually. They wanted to give us {their descendants} a better world than what they lived in. We will resume doing that when we force our governments through abundant peaceful civil disobedience to return the government to be what the original constitution would lead to in equity.


1 3 ❤ 0 0 ❤ 0 2 ❤ 0 8 ❤ 1 7 ❤ Dies Pa: Voter Fraud 2014: Why Does Megyn Kelly continue claiming Barry 'won' the 2014 election?

Mister Barry Soetoro failed to actually win either election in 2008 or 2014.  He stole the election through lies, cheating, and voter fraud.  I am absolutely and abundantly tired of the talking heads on cable news and the LSM refusing to admit that the courts have already reached their verdict





Those are just four examples.  Of course, the Statists such as the "Daily KOS" fail at trying to discredit this.  They fail because they cherry pick what reports they can find to debunk.  Then they use that cherry picked data to claim the rest are the same.

However, Court rulings and committee investigations are infinitely more reliable and credible than the Daily KOS's talking heads.

So why are the reporters on Fox News continuing to report this lie as if it is fact?  They are supposed to be the voice of Freedom and Liberty,

1 3 ❤ 0 0 ❤ 0 2 ❤ 0 8 ❤ 1 7 ❤ Dies Pa: PotUS Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln is the single worse president in American history, even more than Mister Bull Shit.  He single handedly set back state sovereignty as the founder's intended a century.  He then set over a million slaves free from their plantation owners.

I mean, I despise slavery and love everyone.  However, taking over a million Americans of any race or sapient species {without any useful trade skills, education, or family to fall back on} and setting them free to run loose through the wilderness is insanity.  So you are damn straight most sane people in the South objected to what Lincoln wanted to do with his irrational fanatical idealism, regardless of prejudice, racism, and other mental illnesses.

Anyone who studies economics for America in the early 1800s will quickly realize that Slavery was already proving as a failing method of farming.  Paid workers work harder and produce more crops than slaves who are paid nothing.  Go figure, greed wins out as a motivator over fear of pain.

That wasn't all either, Lincoln single handedly disintegrated the South's railroads and factories.  They sowed salt into farmer's fields... The American South has still failed to fully recover from the first half of the Civil War.

However, fear not, the Civil War continues just through a 'Kold War'.  Everyone who loves individual liberty for all races and species and state sovereignty over District of Columbia's idiocy, is a citizen of the Konfederacy whether they like it, know it, or not.

The Statists of District of Columbia can fight it all they want, however eventually the South will rise again and receive justice for all the past mistakes... I mean justice btw, instead of vengeance, or revenge...

Afterall an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.

1 3 ♥ 0 0 ♥ 0 2 ♥ 0 8 ♥ 1 7 ♥ Dies Pa: PotUS Barry Soetoro, Barrack Obama, and Kenya


For those wondering about my motives for calling Barry Soetoro by his name.

Barry Soetoro is the Khristian name that his mother, , gave him.  Barrack Obama is the Muslim name he has assumed, but has yet to legally acknowledge the name change.

Furthermore, Mister B.S. {BullShit} claims that he is a Khristian, and yet he 'assumes' an Islamic Muslim name.  If you ask any Khristian that ever has been, is, or will be they will tell you they only acknowledge their Khristian name.

Therefore, I will always call him Mister Barry Soetoro.

As a matter of respect, or lack there of, Mister Bull Shit has universally and consistently shown disrespect for America, it's citizens, and Khristians as a whole.  He even disrespects Black Americans, and works tirelessly to lessen our quality of life.  That is his actions.

I love everyone and I pray daily that Black Americans as a whole find their way to follow Ben Carson's method to success in life.  However, Barry Soetoro has never claimed to be "black" until he was running for PotUS.  Furthermore Mister Bull Shit has done more to harm Black Americans as a whole than even PotUS Lincoln.

The bible says judge a sapient by their deeds instead of their words.  Thus, Barry Soetoro is a traitor to the United States, and a Kenyan national.

I say the latter because that is how Mister Barry Soetoro paid for college... Oh I am sorry, how he failed to pay for college.  He applied for an received Financial Aid as a Foreign Exchange student from...


you guessed right!!!  Kenya!

So yes that is why I call him these things.  He himself calls himself these things if you actually listen to him, instead of just what you want to hear.

However, citizens of the confederacy have always known the supreme court fails to be on our side.  The Statists have used it as a bludgeon whenever they could, and the few times the Supreme Court says "No you can not send American Indians down the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma!"  Statists do it anyways.

1 3 ♥ 0 0 ♥ 0 2 ♥ 0 8 ♥ 1 7 ♥ Dies Pa: Wash ComPost: RePost: Reporter Says Pentagon is full of 'B.S.'

B.S. = Bull Shit
B.S. = PotUS Barry Soetoro
get it?
Yes I know I am juvenile but at least I admit it, unlike Mr. BS

O.N.A.'s response is legaleze for "I am just a defense attorney kum buck37 for a bunch of Muslim Brotherhood.  You know how they treat women?  I have no fraking clue what you are talking about."

I mean really what is Speaker Boner going to say about it?  AND is that before or after his latest golf 'meeting' {circle jerk} with PotUS Barry Soetoro?

Speaker Boner COULD do something beautiful like stop all funding of the Executive Branch indefinitely;  and then WAAIIITTT for them to fold.  LET the LSM fail to tar and feather him to their already dwindling audience that fails to make up a significant portion of the American voting citizenry.

However, the only people who seem to fail to understand that Speaker Boner is a traitor and a District of Columbia thugish statist is the few hundred thousand that form his constituent base.

"We can't find the reports... hmmm... I wonder where they got that from... probably their fearful leader PotUS Barry Soetoro.

Everyone has a F.O.I.A{Freedom Of Information Act} horror story, though the one told by Vice News investigative reporter Jason Leopold in today’s F.O.I.A. hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee deserves its very own headline.

When asked about why some agencies just refuse to cough up material, Leopold offered this example:

LEOPOLD: The Office of Net Assessment {ONA} is the Pentagon’s in-house think tank. They spend millions and millions of dollars putting together reports — reports that they contract out about perhaps some futuristic warfare, or what the situation in the Middle East is going to look like with regards to oil. I asked for those reports. I filed a F.O.I.A. request; they refused to comply with my F.O.I.Arequest. They said it was too broad. I narrowed it, they still said it was too broad. I sued them. Recently they said that ‘We’ll give you some documents as long as you promise to never file a F.O.I.Arequest again and don’t have anyone else file a F.O.I.Arequest on your behalf.’

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier {D-Calif.}: How is that legal?

LEOPOLD: I don’t know but they put this in writing and I’m really looking forward to the day when I write this story up.

The reports, says Leopold, aren’t classified. As reported by U.S.A. Today:  One O.N.A. study appraised the body language patterns of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders.

More from Leopold: “Not only will they not give up the reports, they can’t find the reports,” he said, alleging government waste.
Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson {Defense Department}: “As a matter of policy, we don’t comment on legal matters,”

What did Val get her diploma from PotUS George Bush's policy of failing to fight back at slander? She must have missed the part where he admitted the strategy fails.

However, I doubt O.N.A. is as full of rainbows, kittens, and puppy dogs such as George was... before his second term.

Of course, Val is just doing her job.  It's not as if a misogynistic chauvinistic statist such as PotUS Barry Soetoro would let her think for herself.


1 3 ♥ 0 0 ♥ 0 2 ♥ 0 8 ♥ 1 6 ♥ Dies Ma; Repost; Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Musik

With Steve Jobs taking a vacation in the Spiritual Plane.  Apple seems to have reversed coarse on it's mature retardation otherwise called DRM {Digital Rights Management}.  Seemingly they are also trying to erase Steve's Jobs thoughts on the subject.  Therefore I thought it is a good idea to repost the brilliant entrepreneur's blog post for prosperity.

T h o u g h t s   o n   M u s i k
Steve Jobs
February 6, 2007

With the stunning global success of Apple’s iPod music player and iTunes online music store, some have called for Apple to “open” the digital rights management (DRM) system that Apple uses to protect its music against theft, so that music purchased from iTunes can be played on digital devices purchased from other companies, and protected music purchased from other online music stores can play on iPods. Let’s examine the current situation and how we got here, then look at three possible alternatives for the future.

To begin, it is useful to remember that all iPods play music that is free of any DRM and encoded in “open” licensable formats such as MP3 and AAC. iPod users can and do acquire their music from many sources, including CDs they own. Music on CDs can be easily imported into the freely-downloadable iTunes jukebox software which runs on both Macs and Windows PCs, and is automatically encoded into the open AAC or MP3 formats without any DRM. This music can be played on iPods or any other music players that play these open formats.

The rub comes from the music Apple sells on its online iTunes Store. Since Apple does not own or control any music itself, it must license the rights to distribute music from others, primarily the “big four” music companies: Universal, Sony BMG, Warner and EMI. These four companies control the distribution of over 70% of the world’s music. When Apple approached these companies to license their music to distribute legally over the Internet, they were extremely cautious and required Apple to protect their music from being illegally copied. The solution was to create a DRM system, which envelopes each song purchased from the iTunes store in special and secret software so that it cannot be played on unauthorized devices.

Apple was able to negotiate landmark usage rights at the time, which include allowing users to play their DRM protected music on up to 5 computers and on an unlimited number of iPods. Obtaining such rights from the music companies was unprecedented at the time, and even today is unmatched by most other digital music services. However, a key provision of our agreements with the music companies is that if our DRM system is compromised and their music becomes playable on unauthorized devices, we have only a small number of weeks to fix the problem or they can withdraw their entire music catalog from our iTunes store.

To prevent illegal copies, DRM systems must allow only authorized devices to play the protected music. If a copy of a DRM protected song is posted on the Internet, it should not be able to play on a downloader’s computer or portable music device. To achieve this, a DRM system employs secrets. There is no theory of protecting content other than keeping secrets. In other words, even if one uses the most sophisticated cryptographic locks to protect the actual music, one must still “hide” the keys which unlock the music on the user’s computer or portable music player. No one has ever implemented a DRM system that does not depend on such secrets for its operation.

The problem, of course, is that there are many smart people in the world, some with a lot of time on their hands, who love to discover such secrets and publish a way for everyone to get free (and stolen) music. They are often successful in doing just that, so any company trying to protect content using a DRM must frequently update it with new and harder to discover secrets. It is a cat-and-mouse game. Apple’s DRM system is called FairPlay. While we have had a few breaches in FairPlay, we have been able to successfully repair them through updating the iTunes store software, the iTunes jukebox software and software in the iPods themselves. So far we have met our commitments to the music companies to protect their music, and we have given users the most liberal usage rights available in the industry for legally downloaded music.

With this background, let’s now explore three different alternatives for the future.
The first alternative is to continue on the current course, with each manufacturer competing freely with their own “top to bottom” proprietary systems for selling, playing and protecting music. It is a very competitive market, with major global companies making large investments to develop new music players and online music stores. Apple, Microsoft and Sony all compete with proprietary systems. Music purchased from Microsoft’s Zune store will only play on Zune players; music purchased from Sony’s Connect store will only play on Sony’s players; and music purchased from Apple’s iTunes store will only play on iPods. This is the current state of affairs in the industry, and customers are being well served with a continuing stream of innovative products and a wide variety of choices.

Some have argued that once a consumer purchases a body of music from one of the proprietary music stores, they are forever locked into only using music players from that one company. Or, if they buy a specific player, they are locked into buying music only from that company’s music store. Is this true? Let’s look at the data for iPods and the iTunes store – they are the industry’s most popular products and we have accurate data for them. Through the end of 2006, customers purchased a total of 90 million iPods and 2 billion songs from the iTunes store. On average, that’s 22 songs purchased from the iTunes store for each iPod ever sold.

Today’s most popular iPod holds 1000 songs, and research tells us that the average iPod is nearly full.  This means that only 22 out of 1000 songs, or under 3% of the music on the average iPod, is purchased from the iTunes store and protected with a DRM. The remaining 97% of the music is unprotected and playable on any player that can play the open formats.  It’s hard to believe that just 3% of the music on the average iPod is enough to lock users into buying only iPods in the future.  And since 97% of the music on the average iPod was not purchased from the iTunes store, iPod users are clearly not locked into the iTunes store to acquire their music.

The second alternative is for Apple to license its FairPlay DRM technology to current and future competitors with the goal of achieving interoperability between different company’s players and music stores. On the surface, this seems like a good idea since it might offer customers increased choice now and in the future. And Apple might benefit by charging a small licensing fee for its FairPlay DRM. However, when we look a bit deeper, problems begin to emerge. The most serious problem is that licensing a DRM involves disclosing some of its secrets to many people in many companies, and history tells us that inevitably these secrets will leak. The Internet has made such leaks far more damaging, since a single leak can be spread worldwide in less than a minute. Such leaks can rapidly result in software programs available as free downloads on the Internet which will disable the DRM protection so that formerly protected songs can be played on unauthorized players.

An equally serious problem is how to quickly repair the damage caused by such a leak. A successful repair will likely involve enhancing the music store software, the music jukebox software, and the software in the players with new secrets, then transferring this updated software into the tens (or hundreds) of millions of Macs, Windows PCs and players already in use. This must all be done quickly and in a very coordinated way. Such an undertaking is very difficult when just one company controls all of the pieces. It is near impossible if multiple companies control separate pieces of the puzzle, and all of them must quickly act in concert to repair the damage from a leak.

Apple has concluded that if it licenses FairPlay to others, it can no longer guarantee to protect the music it licenses from the big four music companies. Perhaps this same conclusion contributed to Microsoft’s recent decision to switch their emphasis from an “open” model of licensing their DRM to others to a “closed” model of offering a proprietary music store, proprietary jukebox software and proprietary players.

The third alternative is to abolish DRMs entirely. Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats. In such a world, any player can play music purchased from any store, and any store can sell music which is playable on all players. This is clearly the best alternative for consumers, and Apple would embrace it in a heartbeat. If the big four music companies would license Apple their music without the requirement that it be protected with a DRM, we would switch to selling only DRM-free music on our iTunes store. Every iPod ever made will play this DRM-free music.

Why would the big four music companies agree to let Apple and others distribute their music without using DRM systems to protect it? The simplest answer is because DRMs haven’t worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy. Though the big four music companies require that all their music sold online be protected with DRMs, these same music companies continue to sell billions of CDs a year which contain completely unprotected music. That’s right! No DRM system was ever developed for the CD, so all the music distributed on CDs can be easily uploaded to the Internet, then (illegally) downloaded and played on any computer or player.

In 2006, under 2 billion DRM-protected songs were sold worldwide by online stores, while over 20 billion songs were sold completely DRM-free  and unprotected on CDs by the music companies themselves. The music companies sell the vast majority of their music DRM-free, and show no signs of changing this behavior, since the overwhelming majority of their revenues depend on selling CDs which must play in CD players that support no DRM system.

So if the music companies are selling over 90 percent of their music DRM-free, what benefits do they get from selling the remaining small percentage of their music encumbered with a DRM system? There appear to be none. If anything, the technical expertise and overhead required to create, operate and update a DRM system has limited the number of participants selling DRM protected music. If such requirements were removed, the music industry might experience an influx of new companies willing to invest in innovative new stores and players. This can only be seen as a positive by the music companies.

Much of the concern over DRM systems has arisen in European countries.  Perhaps those unhappy with the current situation should redirect their energies towards persuading the music companies to sell their music DRM-free.  For Europeans, two and a half of the big four music companies are located right in their backyard.  The largest, Universal, is 100% owned by Vivendi, a French company.  EMI is a British company, and Sony BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann, a German company.  Convincing them to license their music to Apple and others DRM-free will create a truly interoperable music marketplace.  Apple will embrace this wholeheartedly.