There is also the pyschology of the state.I think it will be worse. The 1930s was the clash of rationalist-enlightenment philosophies. Aren't the corporate-fascist state, eugenics and Communism the end-points of the enlightenment?
We are living through the end of the enlightenment. The "science"-worshipping transhumanist agenda is the enlightenment gone past its logical conclusions. mad. It's men thinking that they are so intelligent that they can play god. They think they can create life and live for eternity.
As the underlying intellectual basis of our society crumbles, there will be huge ructions - war, famine, plague (a real one, not a fake meme-virus).
As the Beast system tries to save it self, it will lash out.
That might sound more libertarian than I am, but the bigger the state the more tyrannical it is. The tyranny does not start with Covid or any other cruel insanity. Think about the problems and psycho terror some person working at the tax authority can cause you, although you did not do anything wrong and it is only about 127 dollars in the end. Is that person at the tax authority a passionate sadist or a banal treadmill-beast? I say the latter.