Totalitarianism is the natural progression of collective human hypocrisy.
When I say human hypocrisy, I do not mean being hypocritical intentionally. I believe the process starts by blurring the line between objective and subjective truth. This sets the course for people to be unsure about their own opinions - now you don't know if your opinion aligns with objective truth or not. So now you rely more and more on your subjective view of a situation, which you can easily conform to and feel comfortable around, but in reality it is very fragile and subject to change.
I think this is where we are the most vulnerable, in this limbo state between decisiveness and indecisiveness. When you feel vulnerable, you are also more volatile - under the sway of rapid pressure from a political party, you will believe their agenda.
This is also what I mean by unintentional hypocrisy - we are being confused to say something out of fear of rejection while believing in something different altogether. We are being trained to self-police our thoughts.