The featured image for this article was taken from the eighth floor of the Main Office of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality at Robinson and 6th Street, Downtown Oklahoma City.
The golden lights in the winter trees lead, mid-photo, from the former location of the eastern end of the Alfred P. Murrah Building, which was destroyed on April 19, 1995. The reflecting pond is visible in the mid-right of the photograph.
The window into the, now, DEQ building from which this image was obtained, was blown out during the blast at the Murrah Building, destroying the ceiling panels above, as well. We will attempt to learn from these openings into our government agencies, particularly through events such as I experienced at the Oklahoma DEQ and what has occurred at the Michigan DEQ, the OKC Bombing Cover-up, 9/11, the Coup d’ Etat involving President Kennedy, The Las Vegas Massacre, the American Assassinations: RFK and MLK, The Bundy Ranch Incident, Ruby Ridge, the Waco Incident, and many other The Gulf of Tonkin, Lois Lerner and the IRS-persecution of the Tea Party, and many other dubious or nefarious activities.
More recently, we have seen abusive behavior by tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Other industrial blunders, errors and shenanigans come to mind: Morton Thiokol and the Space Shuttle, Union Carbide and Bhopal, India, the cigarette companies and the pharmaceutical companies.
All of these provide grist for examination, learning, and development.