I Wonder If Anyone That Rich Thinks, 'Yeah, I Need All This Money. All. Of. It.'

The distribution of personal wealth has gotten way out of control. Actually, no. It’s mostly under control. By the ultra-rich. And they have a lot of, you know, being rich to do, so there’s simply not enough to go around. Sorry, poor people. No yachts for you ... or much of anything, really.

This week, a Supreme Court ruling has acknowledged that, at least for the sake of federal criminal prosecutions, most of the eastern half of Oklahoma belongs to the Muscogee (Creek) Indian Tribe. The ruling enforces treaties made in the 19th century, despite objections from state and federal governments, and upholds the sovereignty of the Muscogee to prosecute crimes committed by tribe members within their own lands.

The U.S. government has a long and storied history of breaking treaties with Native American tribes, and Indigenous communities have suffered greatly because of those broken promises.

Stacy Leeds, a former Cherokee Nation Supreme Court justice and former special district court judge for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, described the ruling in an article on Slate:

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