Concepts

fait accompli – French, literally “to do”/”to make” “accomplished”, in English: “feat accomplished”, “accomplished fact”–more idiomatically–“done deal”. Militarily, diplomatically, etc., a tactic of taking a surprising action in order to create a favorable position. See the negotiating/business side of this concept at: https://www.karrass.com/en/blog/negotiation-is-it-a-fait-accompli-translation-is-it-a-done-deal.

Flores Settlement Agreement – the conclusion of a legal case presently governing the handling of minors at US borders. 507 US 292 (1993) states, “…and where the conditions of governmental custody are decent and humane, such custody surely does not violate the Constitution.” Subsequently the government failed to adhere to the agreement. Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on August 15, 2019 stated, “Assuring that children eat enough edible food, drink clean water, are housed in hygienic facilities with sanitary bathrooms, have soap and toothpaste, and are not sleep-deprived are without doubt essential to the children’s safety.” One of the primary sticking points is the agreement’s requirement that unaccompanied minors are sent to their closest relative in the US or a foster family within 20 days. This seeks to prevent the indefinite confinement of minors, their confinement with unrelated adults, and their unnecessary confinement when they had family in the US. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno_v._Flores.

Wetiko is an Algonquin word for a cannibalistic spirit that is driven by greed, excess, and selfish consumption (in Ojibwa it is windigo, wintiko in Powhatan).” –https://www.kosmosjournal.org/article/seeing-wetiko-on-capitalism-mind-viruses-and-antidotes-for-a-world-in-transition/