Oh yeah, the toxic climate as these underlying issues surface and are being challenged. The way people have been treated, especially refugees shows that cruel side of people & really question how the politics get their power. The outpouring of compassion surely can out-equal that, and U2 definitely channels that energy.
I'm a practical idealist, and I see U2 as realists, as they are so involved in the big picture. The videos are like a subconscious stream. It's interesting to see what collective images people attach to.
In meditation you clear all that stuff out as impressions as you cultivate compassion. The blank slate. See, there I go again with my idealism.