Jejudo, South Korea
Yeah, but the individual's morality comes from those individuals who are around him. We call these individuals society.
The relationship between one individual and any given society is often portrayed as oppositional but it's symbiotic. You can't have one without the other.
The problem with communism or any system that privileges the 'society' is that they never, of course, privilege society. They privilege, as you say, a minority. In order to sustain both the rhetoric and the power, that minority must inevitably go outside this relationship -- the afterlife in a theocracy, the future utopia in communism.
And since these outsides are always untestable (they have to be untestable, they wouldn't work otherwise), they can rationalize anything.
Why not focus on that relationship rather than going outside?
Now, we do that anyway (we have to, don't we?) but we might be able to makes things a little better if we kept our eyes a little more down to earth.