ח וַיָּקָם מֶלֶךְ-חָדָשׁ, עַל-מִצְרָיִם, אֲשֶׁר
8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not
This crucial verse brings up a lot of questions.
How could it be that so soon after Joseph saved Egypt from famine, he was already forgotten?
It's nothing new.
Yes, King Solomon said it well.
Today it's called "re-writing history," and it's amazing how cooperative the public is in believing new versions of everything.
In the story behind Purim, Haman miscalculated when King Achashverosh read the "unedited" history. He then asked Haman for advice on how to honor a man whom the king wanted to reward. Haman was certain that it was the revised version, which praised him and therefore took for granted that he would be honored, not Mordechai.
There's a more recent example, one we're suffering from right now.
After the State of Israel was established, the "government/political powers" wrote Jewish and Zionist History as if the only important historical Jewish Land was that within the "internationally approved" green line. That is why the resulting rewards from the 1967 Six Days War were not received joyfully. Ever since the war ended, the Labor Party and similar ideologists have been trying to unload the riches, our Biblical Homeland, onto the undeserving Arab terrorists.