The Jersey City, NJ policy (as reported by the Jersey Journal in Monday's editions) is so bizarre, it suggests that certain authorities expect or have reason to believe a serious crisis is about to occur. The encouragement to raise farm animals and a dangerous (to the unskilled) insect supports the implication that major food shortages are around the corner. But why???
From that implication, it logically follows that there would be either a major ecological disaster affecting food sources, or serious geopolitical events that would hinder, interfere or severely disrupt either the world monetary system or the transportation system, upon which our commerce and hence our food supply depend.
It further follows that these government officials -- that is, officials in the cosmopolitan outpost of Jersey City, NJ -- have some foreknowledge of the likelihood of these events.
Eric Dixon is a New York lawyer, strategic analyst and consultant. Mr. Dixon provides legal advice, strategic consulting and crisis management services to individuals, businesses, nonprofits and political campaigns and committees. Mr. Dixon can be reached for further comment at 917-696-2442 and via email at edixon@NYBusinessCounsel.com.