Perhaps I just didn't appreciate what I perceived as a demonstration of the 'basest' of humanity's characteristics and behaviors.
I much prefer consideration of humanity
beyond these basest of characteristics/behaviors.
This distinction applies to the recent U.S. presidential election, too. I much prefer those who think beyond immediate power and control
to consider guiding philosophies and the long-term consequences and effects
such policies might have upon others.
So Hermes and Apollo were sitting in a bar drinking: