One issue with the Ket poets, is strongly related to an concern about poets all over the world. That is: most of them are terrible, writing utterly uninspiring verse. And in the case of the Ket poets all of them are awful. That's not really surprising when you learn that there are only about 200 native Ket speakers and the vast majority of them have never written any poetry. The very few that do just happen to have very modest talent.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster is very concerned about the well-being of children and in particular at the standard of poetry that they are being exposed to. For that reason the FSM is very much looking forward to the extinction of the Ket language and indeed many of the other 6,000 languages that are currently spoken round the globe. The next generation of children in the Ket region ( within Krasnoyarsk Krai) will be raised speaking Russian. It will open to them a much richer cultural experience.
It is quite simple, if you want children to grow up with top quality literature, then make sure they speak one of the big languages, where there have been many writers. Again, clearly in the big languages, most of the writers produce junk, but with the right filtering we can find the gems. In Ket literature, alas there are no gems to find. In the digital age, when a language dies, its literature can live on in digital form. But it will be largely ignored. So it has that in common with most writing.
One of the big problems with minority languages is that ideas don't face much competition. If you write a blog on any particular topic in the Ket language, then it is very likely that your blog will be the only source of information on that topic in the Ket language. If you write in English, then your ideas will face much competition.
When a writer is very confused about the difference between a myth and a fact, their ideas may not face much scrutiny in a minority language, but if he wrote in English there are up to 100 million tweeters he might have to battle with. When someone moves from reading in a minority language to reading in a big language, we shouldn't look at it as losing the wisdom of his ancestors, but rather he is switching from a reading a set of ideas that haven't been much scrutinized to concepts which have been thoroughly debated.
People are basically truth seeking. No-one sets out to believe a falsehood. Very often people attend religious service where they recite a creed. In their beliefs, there is public conformity but private scepticism is common. The internet is full of junk, but it also contains good information too. If you can read one of the main internet languages, then on any topic you'll be able to find much debate. The truth can't be hidden. People can attempt to drown it out with falsehood, but it is very difficult. Unless of course you are aiming at the Ket speakers. For them, when they have a mistaken belief, it is more difficult for their private scepticism to be a first step in their journey toward the truth.
One possible solution to the problem of having people insulated away from all human learning is for people to continue passing on their minority language, but then to learn one of the big languages too. The problem is that it takes a lot of effort to learn a language. Including the first language. If you learn a language before the age of 4 it is not effortless, but you are so young that you most likely will not remember the effort involved. The next generation of Ket children can learn Russian first and then English. So they will be able to communicate with a few billion people.
These days it is quite common for a couple to have different native languages and to raise children in a region where the child's native language is different to both parents. Again, it is not uncommon in such cases for the child to be unable to communicate effectively with their own grand-parents.
It is a good thing that people don't just risk producing inbred children by choosing partners within their own small group. As people travel further, the average distance between birthplaces of parents will be greater than it was. If we want grand-parents to be able to communicate with their grand-children, then the sooner we give up the minority languages the better.
People do indeed have a strong emotional attachment to their native language, but if we go through the pain of vanquishing the little languages, then the future generations can still enjoy speaking their native languages, but the language that they are attached to will be different to that spoken by their ancestors. Children will still grow attached to their first language, but if they have been lucky enough to have been brought up speaking one of the big languages, then the attachment will be to a useful language with more history and culture than any of the minority languages.
Just like with religions, it may seem that there are many languages currently spoken round the world, but there are much more languages that have already gone extinct over the past 60,000 years than are currently living. There is no good reason to resurrect a language that was spoken say 4,000 years ago. Similarly there is no good reason to prevent current languages from going extinct.