> but linguistic diversity is part of humanity.
From when is that so? Certainly not from millions of years, because we would have developed the skills to be multilingual from birth.
I don't follow. Are you claiming that we don't
have these skills?
> the state of ignorance the world is in today I think doesn't give people the right to chose whether they want to learn or remain ignorant, especially in the developed countries).
Right, and everybody should learn Java or C++ or at least Jscript, Php and Mysql. The problem with people who want to spend their time on languages, is that they are incapable of learning and using computer languages. It seems that this requires other brain capacities.
I'd rather be monolingual than computer illiterate.
Again, I don't follow. I was a linguistics major, and before I even finished college, the founder of a software business tried to recruit me as a programmer. He said that in his experience, the people who made the best programmers were linguists, musicians, and mathematicians. What's your basis for making the exact opposite claim?
It strikes me that so many people who boast themselves of speaking several languages refuse to learn Esperanto, in spite of the nice principles they advocate. I think they are afraid to be faced with their incapacity of speaking the easiest language on earth..
This claim, on the other hand, is self-contradictory. If it really is the "easiest language on earth", then how could anyone who has learned any other language lack the capacity to speak it? It's not a question of "capacity" but of interest.
Anyway, the fastest way to multilingualism is obviously through Esperanto, as Esperantists are more multilingual than any other population.
Now what's the basis for this claim? Do we actually have statistics on the mean number of languages spoken by the average Esperantist? Most of the Esperantists I've known personally turned to the language because they failed
to make headway with other, more commonly-spoken languages. Doesn't sound to me like a population that self-selects for linguistic aptitude.