The Batavian Revolution

Batavia was founded in 1619 as the priveleged spot of the Dutch trade in the East Indies. It provided one omphalos of an elliptical world wide web of trade and exchange that constituted the Dutch empire. The other was Amsterdam.This empire had been built on the Phoenecian model, and Bonrepaus accused the Dutch of having built their fortune "upon the ruins of the Europeans who had proceeded them, taking advantage of the trouble others had taken to civilise the Indians, to domesticate them and give them the taste for commerce".

This was not the site of the Batavian Revolution.

Batavia was founded in 1802 in Genese County, New York on the Tonawanda creek. It is 11 miles from Attica. It gained worldwide prominence as the home of William Morgan when he threatened to reveal Masonic Secrets in the Batavian Republican Advocate,1826. His subsequent disappearance led to the formation of the Anti-Masonic Party. This party was the focus of anti-masonic propaganda which lead to the reduction of the number Masons in New York state from 20,000 to 3,000 by the early 1830s.

This was not the site of the Batavian Revolution.

Batavia is a poetic name for The Netherlands derived from the ancient Germanic tribe called the Batavi, whose district was centred around Lugdunum, now known as Leiden. It was here that John Toland came to study in the late seventeenth century. However it was in the 1780's that the Batavian Revolution took place. Following a Prussian invasion Leiden eventually capitulated to the Prussian troops on 10th october 1787. This precipitated a violent and systematic reaction as Orange mobs loyal to the Stadtholder, William V. Thousands of revolutionaries fled including Florian Cramer.

The bourgeoisie have built the most powerful existing proton accelerator, the Tevatron, at Fermilab in batavia Illinois. This boosts protons to one trillion electron volts. This will be super ceded by the Large Hadron Collider being built by CERN near Geneva, home of Calvinism, Europe.

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