Please take another look at the photos, the locks on both suitcases are all open. The one Right lock is albeit not as fully open as the others, but it is open and casts a shadow.
My vote is D-R stands for "Deutschland Republic, and along with all of the other Germanic and Nazi symbolism used in the murals it stands for the "Pandora's Box" we brought on ourselves with the wholesale importation of Naziism into our country packed in the suitcases of all the WWII scientists briought here under Operation Paperclip.
The key here is the "Gargoyle" is the letter G in GDR, stands for German Democratic Republic.
East Germany, was the informal Western name for the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic, GDR), the socialist state established in the Soviet occupation zone of Nazi Germany, and in the East Berlin portion of the Allied Occupation Zones in Germany.
The GDR existed for forty-one years (1949–90), and was a political, military, and economic member of the Eastern Bloc and the Warsaw Pact; at German reunification (3 October 1990), its länder (states) were integrated as new states of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). The German Democratic Republic in eastern Germany was disestablished consequent to the 18 March 1990 general election, when the Government of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany lost its parliamentarian majority in the Volkskammer (Peoples’s Chamber); subsequently, on 23 August 1990, the Volkskammer re-established the five pre-war states — Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia (disestablished in 1952) — for the GDR’s reunification to the Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
Norman Mattoon Thomas
(November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968)
Was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”? He went on to say: “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”
Sad, how true.