“Yeah, living with a more-totalitarian-every-day government, I can imagine.”
No, an totalitarian government is easy to spot and condamn. What they do is to have a democratic government while changing the culture, in order to create a fascist society. So that you have a democratic government, on top of a fascist society.
By instance: If you are a gay, the government is respecting your rights. But, bullies and/or common people will make your life a hell. This is why many gay teenagers are killing themselves: a fascist society under a democratic government. The government says you can have gay unions legal, but then your neighbours will make your life a nightmare.
You don't need to have a fascist government , a fascist society is enough.