It seems that the Root Cause of the issue (as they say at work) is a lack of trust in our community. People don't trust others to either do what's best for the community at large, or to have their back when things go bad.
If we are to have a real community, not just pretend we have a community, there has to be some trust, so how do we resolve this issue? As the email list has pointed out plainly, this is not a purely spiritual issue, but one of material consequence. We have some real trust issues that need to be resolved, if we are to move forward in any menaingful direction.