From start to finish, Animal Farm shows the reader a Totalitarianistic government being built from the ground up. In order for this type of government to thrive, the whole people controlled by the government must have unquestioning obedience and allegiance to the ruler, or else the ruler will not be all powerful and thus the definition "totalitarianism" would no longer apply. In Animal Farm, the animals of the farm show unquestioning obedience to their ruler right off the bat. On the farm, "Old Major was so highly regarded on the farm that everyone was quite ready to lose an hour's sleep in order to hear what he has to say" (4). It is not important why Old Major speaks, the animals only what to hear what he has to say for the mere fact of hearing it. This marks the apparent blindness that lies in the totalitarianistic government. Because the animals are so unquestionably trusting to the leader, there is less thought that goes into the animals' actions, and with less thought, there is less progress in society.
The unquestioning obedience and allegiance to a single ruler also entails allowing a lot of slack when the ruler's mistakes can be seen. For example, "if there was one thing that the animals were completely certain of, it was that they did not want Jones back... The importance of keeping the pigs in good health was all too obvious. So it was agreed without further argument that the milk and the windfall apples should be reserved for the pigs alone" (36). Originally, the milk and apples had been missing and it was a question of who was stealing them. However, once the pigs are exposed, the rest of the animals naturally assume the pigs especially need them for their health, rather than for the luxury of having better food.