Aparna Krishnan Gandhi defined the village as the viable unit, nothing more or less. and i feel the matter ends there. the human mind and emotions are having to deal with distances they are not structured for. we cannot really 'understand' global warming, or 'feel' the pain of some inlanders disappearing under the ocean because of melting polar caps. we can pretend to understand. we can only understand that which we see and we can relate to it, and we will address it. hence the village !
Are you shouting at me? Then I will report you to the cops.
I hope that we will wake up before we mindlessly import all western ideals of liberty
2) If in trouble in a physical way in a public place, do you expect strangers to help you? If yes. Do you want strangers to take the role of police and help you. How is this different from moral policing.
3) If your property is being vandalised do you want neighbours to stop that. If yes, can they tomorrow tell your child what is right and wrong, and also prevent your child from doing what is consider wrong.
IMHO morals are still taught as concepts using stories, and more importantly by watching it being practiced.
Thus my submission, that teaching morals requires spiritual leadership and followership.