The video for "Cast Out" by the LA band called Hudson begins in a bar. Silence. A homeless man approaches the bar and lays some change on it, asking the barmaid if he can get some food.
The music, searing hard rock from Hudson up on the bar's stage, kicks in.
"I was cast out of the sunshine
Dragged to the dark by you"
The bar owner tells the homeless man to get out. But he doesn't. He sneaks back around and the barmaid gives him a plate of food. This in a country where people are now arrested for feeding the homeless. The owner notices and a confrontation is brewing. The band stops playing. The owner snarls at them to resume. They do, but only after they go outside, continuing their show in the alley. The first two people to line up as an audience there are the homeless man and the barmaid.
"Nail me down
Bury me deep underground
I'm still alive"
Eventually the bar owner comes outside, angry but not sure what's going on. The homeless man steps to him with two beers and gives him one. As the video ends, the two of them are drinking together, walking toward the band.
The message? Once you discard notions of boss and underling, of the privileges of ownership, people can come together and express their common humanity.