There has been some discussion about a public letter by a gentleman named Märt Sults.
Until now i had only read all the response to his article, but as i seem to have lost the newspaper the letter was published in, i only wondered what all the fuss was about and then just forgot about it for a little while. Now Kaimar pointed me (although not personally) to a link of the article itself.
Now i understand what the fuss is about. Rightly is it said the man should be fired. His thoughts are outdated by some 50 years. Maybe it is he who should be isolated from society?
I believe everybody has the right to do what the hell ever they want. As they don't deny anyone else their constitutional rights during doing it, of course. If two gay people want to live with eachother, who can stop them? Why should they be stopped. The reasons Sults brings are silly. At least from my point of view. First off, he speaks of preserving the species. That is definately not a problem. Look at China, India and the middle east. What Sults really wants to do is to preserve us, estonians, isn't it? Personally, i dont give a damn if our nation(ality) dies out peacefully. Im not saying that if someone attacks us we should not defend ourselves or anything of that sort. Im saying that if the number of estonians decreases in thousands every year but the total number of people on this planet increases in millions, there isnt much we can do about it. Or much we should do. I understand the government's efforts to increase births. And i favor it. But i see no problem in estonians as a nation becoming extinct if it happens peacefully and not through someone's use of force. The major point (to me) would be mankind as a whole surviving. I dont really care what cultures it is made up of as long as they all get along well.
Or where does Sults take it that mankind should be preserved. I see no specific reason for that either. I mean, if it happens so that in the future people don't want to have children, what of it. So if the last human dies peacefully under an apple-tree watching a golden sunset. I see no problem with it as long as it is not against mankinds will. Although i do not suppose that will ever happen because people generally want to live.
As i mentioned, Sults' ideas about isolating gay people are outdated. And i personally think that gay people are all right.
Theoretically, should mankind die because all the people are gay, so what. The gay people would know mankind is going to die and they would accept it.
But all the above is not my major point. What i mean is although we have freedom of speach (speech? wich way was it?) he is still proposing hostile action towards people. A person like that, as many people before me have said, should not be allowed to run a school. His letter is so full of stupid ideas and facts taken from nowhere that i cant rightly imagine how he got to be a headmaster in the first place.