Riddle me this: if you were stuck on a space ship, approx. 67 years worth of traveling away from home, why the fuck would you respect alien cultures, diplomacy, discipline and strive to maintain an impeccable image of the Federation to all whom you meet on your journey home?
Instead, would it not be fair to say that you would take advantage of weaker civilisations, especially if it meant access to technologies that would get you home quicker?
Would you not rape, pillage, loot and murder your way across the Delta Quadrant as you vent your frustrations of not being able to take 7 of 9 up the ass due to Borg mechanical implants on her butt?
No really, if I was Captain Janeaway I would (in addition to the obligatory fondling of my bewbz every 20 minutes) fire a couple of quantum torpedoes at random planets just for the lulz.
So why the fuck were the programme writers so keen on conveying to us this ridiculous notion that humanity is beyond descending into anarchy when in dire straits?
Discuss what you would do if you were in charge of said Star Ship.