Re: Federation is inhumanly benevolent
Not to mention Ambassador Sarek's contention the Tellarite ships were caught carrying dilithium mined on Coridan. The Rigel miners withholding dilithium from a starship that was spiraling down over some women. The plan to conquer Organia before the Klingons could.
I never got the vibe in TOS that the Federation or its citizens were all that benevolent.
"Just give me two seconds, alright, you mad bastard!" - Montgomery Scott, Star Trek Into Darkness