The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1910 Page: 4 of 13
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Published Every Thursday
The Ancient Insurgents
The first great captain of in
dustry to hit upon the scheme of
capitalizing a dream and collect-
ing dividends on it by controlling!
commerce, was Pharaoh, the:
Egyptian. In his sleep he saw
seven ears of good corn grow to I
he consumed by seven ears of i
shriveled corn that followed, j
When he submitted the matter
to his cabinet the old conserva-
tives were puzzled for lack of pre-
cedent. Evidently Pharaoh had
not yet organized a legal depart-
ment for Egypt. It was sug-
gested, however, that a certain
young Jew in jail had a wonder-
ful gift of prophecy, and he was
called into the conference. Jos-
eph proved to be the original cor-
poration lawyer and trust organ-
izer. He interpreted the dream
in the way most pleasing to the
thrifty instincts of his client and
advised the conservation of crops
for the benefit of a holding com-
pany, of which Pharaoh should
he chairman of the executive
board and Joseph, general man-
The plan was adopted success-
fully and for years Pharaoh was
the system and Josenh the politi-
cal boss in Egypt. They organ-
ized a line of elevators along the
Nile and levied on twenty per
cent of the crops for their sinking
fund. When the famine came
the warehouses, the grain, the
railroads and also the government
with its army and police. The
people still had their land and
Crop failures and financial de-
pression persisted, and from time
to time universal hunger forced
wholesale trades between the
trust and the farmer. In bar-
gaining Joseph established a pre-
cedent religiously followed by
rate makers ever since. He
charged "all the tariff would
stand." The farmers traded their
stock and lands, their wives and
their children, for corn to eat.
They were bargained out of their
liberty and agreed to be taxed
forever, consequently in time, be-
came a race hopeless as their pyra-
mids and as voiceless as their
There was discontent and mur-
murings. It was not a square
deal to take a man's farm for a
few bushels of corn, which he
had raised and contributed in
taxes. Pharaoh and Joseph,
doubtless, had their John Mar-
shall to uphold their contracts
and to maintain the sacredness of
their vested rights.
It takes a lot of courage to be
an insurgent now, but it took
more in those days and Moses
was the first insurgent. Under
considerable obligation to the sys-
tem, the King's daughter having
reared him, self interest suggest-
ed a sane career for him along
the lines of party solidarity and
financial respectability, but the
bondage of his people hurt, and
his conscious called aloud like the
voice of God. Furthermore,
Aaron talked, as only a great
democrat can talk, of the hope-
lessness and vanity of trying to
reform the established order of
long and continued tyranny.
Moses and Aaron worked togeth-
er and finally decided to get their
people out of the country at any
cost. It was a big undertaking,
for the system controlled the high-
ways and all the boat lines on the
Red Sea. Like the true insur-
gents of ever}* age, they dared
face the water without boats, for
oblivion has no terrors worse than
slavery. The sea receded. They
found the promised land and left
us a brave history. Meanwhile,
in Egypt, the system and its vic-
tims, King, boss, standpat citi-
zen and laborer alike, perished in
spite of the productive Nile, be-
cause commerce was prostituted
to the passion of taxation. The
fields and the roads, the body and
blood of business, were taken and
wasted by a special class while
the multitude murmured, degen-
erated, and finally quit, leaving
fields tenantless, roads freightless,
and the nation dead.---National
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Barnard, W. F. The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1910, newspaper, September 1, 1910; Cashion, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106912/m1/4/: accessed May 21, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.