Benevolent totalitarianism is the concept of government control by and through deception.
As we know, very corrupt government can have the appearance of normalcy and even benevolence. This is a deception to cover political and economic corruption even on a grand scale as in the United States today.
Benevolent totalitarianism as in the U.S. today can prolong repression way beyond its normal existence. It extends the life of a criminal regime and enriches the elite who might otherwise be prosecuted and sent to prison. When the ruling class or junta owns all the machinery of state including the banking/monetary system and welfare (food stamp) distribution, they can very easily arrange society so that most citizens feel warm and protected.