If you are “concerned with how societies can avoid plummeting into totalitarianism,” then you should suppress all socialist rhetoric and make espousing Marxism a criminal offense. This is because we know of one dead-set method of introducing Totalitarianism — a Socialist Revolution. Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia, Pol Pot’s Cambodia and Mao’s China are perfect examples of where this lying philosophy of “equality and brotherhood” before the Revolution always changes to Totalitarian Dictatorship immediately after the revolution. In the words of George Orwell “ Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.” Strangely it is always the Left who oppose freedom of speech, when their own speech is far more dangerous than that of those they oppose.