Indeed, a lot of the empire's strategy is quite simple. One can trace the metamorphosis of this slime mold across the ages. The Anglo-American system today is in fact a historical outgrowth of what was once the Venetian empire. The Anglo-American system is simply the latest expression of that, which emerged from the old British Empire system, which was itself a result of the ancient families of Venice having to migrate from the lagoons around the Adriatic for strategic purposes.
The Modern American "Deep State" is really just a continuation of that system. But America was founded as a refuge from the old degenerate European aristocratic system. While that memory is waning, there is still some faint glimmer.
The American population has in many ways become the most dumbed-down, but that's largely because it was the population most subjected to psychological warfare and social engineering.
The European nations still never really shook off the old oligarchical forms of thinking. In this respect, much of the twentieth century can be understand as an attempt to undo the American revolution, and its effects on Europe, and to bring things back under a feudal pre-Renaissance system of organizations. This time, it's just technocratic feudalism.
One of the main differences with previous empires and the old colonial model is the more systemic use of social engineering and epistemological warfare. Much of the empire is not an empire of boots on the ground enforcement, it's an empire of the mind. The elite schools like the London School of Economics, Oxford, and all their ivy league counterparts in the USA and elsewhere constitute a web of nodes which spread the ideas that ultimate create an ideologically very indoctrinated managerial class. These are the ivy-league graduates, "Rhodes Scholars" and related ideological spawn.
For example, most of the economic theories excreted by these institutions, "Free Trade," "globalization" "supply-side economics" etc... are all just essentially variations on the old British East India company model of controlling finance, trade, etc...
Not much has changed.
The American System of Political Economy represented by Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln and his economist Henry C. Carey and others was a rejection of that system. They were for high protective tariffs for fending off the flooding of their economies with cheap goods in order to crush local production. They were for high tariffs, national banking i.e. credit for infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture was not under the sole control of the private merchant banking system, which is the great fraud of our current financial architecture.
That being said, these imperial systems do always crash, and they always end up having to cannibalize their host populations in order to keep the looting system going. We're seeing that now with the current zombie banking system and the infinite money-printing now required to keep the Trans-Atlantic banking system alive.
"The Great Reset" and related "Fourth Industrial Revolution" vision are just the latest Utopian wet dream these oligarchs have cooked up in order to keep their system going.
It is very simple: they want to force a massive contraction of the industrial world i.e. the economic and technological platforms required to sustain our current level of population, and bring the population down to around 1 billion people. They have computer "models" and "experts" which tell us this is the carrying capacity for the planet. It's all based on a axiomatically closed-system outlook on the universe.
While the try to convince everyone of pseudo-scientic ideas like "carrying capacity," they are adamantly against Fusion power and all advanced forms of atomic energy for the simple reason that it would mean the end of their reign over the third world countries, which are supposed to be kept backwards with little infrastructure, little access to science and technology, and therefore remain cheap labor producers for the "advanced" technocratic utopias they hope to maintain.
To really defeat this imperial system, the Malthusian outlook needs to be defeated. There are more galaxies that we know of than grains of sand on the earth. We don't know most things about the universe, and in reality most "resources" are arguably not even found on earth. Resources change over time. They are dependent on a society's level of understanding about the universe we live in.
We know very little about fusion processes, to say nothing about matter anti-matter reactions. That means we still don't really know much about the fundamentals of matter, plasma states etc... The Malthusian system simply dictates a law of universal entropy, a zero sum game, where everyone is stuck warring over limited resources. As a result, it can't allow for the kinds of fundamental breakthroughs that overturn their geopolitical chess board and the artificial limits of their closed system.
This is the great fraud, and one of the main ideologies being used to advance a "Great Reset" global depopulation agenda.
Most of what they say is just a cover for this.
It's pretty simple.