Why would we abdicate...
- The education of our children to those we don't know?
- The care of the earth to those whose primary goal is profit?
- Our personal peace to processes and products completely dissociated from our spirit?
- The raising of our food to people we do not know, from places we know not where, under conditions we cannot verify?
- The development of our opinions/viewpoints to those of only one worldview?
- Our attention and love to "stuff" and activity, over those we love (and love us back)?
- The devotion of our precious time to inconsequential things?
In each of those areas, we get to choose.
When we abdicate the choice, we have chosen.