Divide the FoodWatch
Who do you let starve?
A. The elderly. They are too old to contribute anymore to your society. Might as well get rid of them as thanks for their lifetime of hard work and contribution.
B. The children. They are nothing but a drain on resources and you can always produce more.
C. The disabled/weak. It's not like they can ever do anything useful anyway - although it's not their fault they were born that way or were born strong and have been in a crippling accident.
D. The lower class. No one will even miss them.
E. Spread food equally. Everyone will be low on food and starving. There will be much more pain in your village than the other options and the population will be weaker, meaning if disease hits (high probability), the death toll will be much higher than if you picked any other option.
People will die no matter which option you pick. It's time to choose.
No wonder our crops failed.
D) Lower Class
Making sure children got enough to stay healthy/develop, giving the lower class enough to function and split whats left between the disabled, weak and elderly. Basically i would accept bigger death tolls among the elderly and disabled while reducing them among children by as much as possible without being wasteful of what little food we have.
If for whatever reason that wasn't possible and i had to pick on group to let starve i would pick the elderly.
In that case would you mind my sacrificing them to the Gods in exchange for extra food for the years to come?*
*also cutting down on current mouths to feed, in case the Gods forsake us
Would that even encourage people to avoid going to work (i.e. by claiming chronic sickness and being classed as disabled or not fit to work) just because they want to enjoy life rather than work hard and die?
Not a nice thought but in this situation the elderly are the clear choice, in terms of people worrying about the same happening to them honestly if you are living your life with the sole goal of saving and enjoying life once you're old and unable to do anything that's great but might wana reevaluate your situation, old age should be when you start to relax not the point you want your life to get going. I think the rest of Jamietoria would understand the necessity of this action and that if it happened when they were old they would appreciate that their sacrifice is the right choice when faced with the possible alternatives.