Let it not be said that the world lacks irony. The gent in the necktie, one of the hardy organizers of this anti-consumerist protest, no longer lives in Seattle. He has retreated, the battle lost.
Mind you, this was BT, Before Trump, when irony still meant something. We’re three years beyond that now. POTUS can (and did) tweet picture of Rocky Balboa with his own head and nobody said a word. Irony is dead.
We live in the hope of rebirth, but it will take a full-on Truth and Reconciliation Commission to cleanse this stain.