But they were supposed to be better than 21st century humans.
Starfleet officers are supposed to have better morals than the average 24th century person, to hear some Starfleet officers talk.
I got a sense of arrogant, over privileged kids that were pampered by Starfleet.
Why the the snobby attitudes? 24th century humans are supposed to be better than we are, but no matter what time periods you live in, a nasty glare is a nasty glare.
One strange or dumb thing in the episode is how they have the one Vulcan there (like they always do) and he pretty much goes along with all of it.
I would think a Vulcan would be the first one to say that the plan was illogical.