One of the most pervasive forms of copaganda is when the media portrays the asserted motivations of powerful people as their actual motivations. This sometimes-subtle media practice is one important reason that the political class in the United States is full of such incompetence and dishonesty, and a major reason that it lacks meaningful accountability.
Your analyses are indeed perceptive and informative, and I welcome them.
However, listen to an old retired lawyer. STOP using "cages." It conveys the image of animals in real cages. This use of "jail" or "imprisonment" detracts from your textural validity. When I reach that word, I just stumble; it is frankly too pejorative, if that's possible.