verb set·tle \ˈse-təl\
Definitively defined by our old maid Merriam(-Webster):
to place so as to stay / to furnish with inhabitants / to make quiet / to arrange for final disposition of / to come to rest / to sink gradually or to the bottom / to silence or subdue someone by decisive action
Does the world know a word so sad as settle?
A legion of demon preachers set out to settle their families and manifest their furies down upon the brown man's homeland.
A factory line of sleepwalkers drone through the motions, live-working for nothing but the comfort of a dreamed retail easiness.
Conquerors and pity mongers
Envy-sick and worry-stricken
Enemies of everyone.
All forms of the verb
Are borne of fear
And give birth to fear.
The beginning (and result)
Of society: fear of man.
Settling and settling down: the white man's burden
Settlement as stealing, moving in
Settling as quitting, laying down
Here we are
"...Having to abide
Whatever we settled for and settled into,
Against our better judgment."
That's Heaney Weighing In