In fact, most people would regard such an observation as the hallmark of a stupid and unenergetic mind, one too lazy to appreciate let alone figure out the complicated world we inhabit. The totalitarian coup observation would be labeled "a simple answer" concocted by an unsophisticated mode of thinking undeserving of serious attention.
Granted, a great many lazy minds have generated a great deal of simple answers that have indeed done very little justice to the complexity of some issues. And yes, some simple answers have frequently led to simple "solutions" that often had nothing at all to do with the problems they had been created to solve. In this sense, a simple answer truly can be indicative of a stupid and lazy mind.
At the same time, those who regard the complexity of a complicated world as the only proof needed to defy the possibility of simple answers are utterly blind to the outright stupidity and laziness of their own apparently sophisticated mode of thinking. While simultaneously scoffing at the laughable notion of a simple answer capable of explaining everything (or at least explaining that which is most essential), this refined and worldly mode of thinking does little more than construct complicated answers that are incapable of explaining anything.
To regard everything as too complex and complicated for simple answers is to regard everything as a foggy labyrinth with no assured exit. Entering the labyrinth is easy enough, but finding a way out is another matter entirely. Wandering through complexity quickly degenerates into a Herculean labor. The sophisticated mode of thinking learns to avoid this laboring altogether. It is far more efficient and practical to merely declare everything to be an intricate labyrinth and leave it at that.
Hence, the totalitarian takeover cannot have really happened, and even if it did, it is definitely not as straightforward and comprehensible as it appears to be. It's more complicated than that, stupid. Too complicated to think about. Best to just acknowledge the complexity of it all and wade no further. To do otherwise would be to seek the unsophisticated sanctuary of the "simple answer".