Reminds me strongly of corporate legalese..."if we can't negotiate a friendly merger, than we must prepare for a hostile takeover by corporate raiders. In which case, we should probably seek a white squire or white knight, though then it may become a gray knight if we aren't careful. We could also utilize a crown jewel defense or scorched earth defense, though that would be crippling. Unfortunately, we lack the resources for a pac man defense. Let's just simplify it and use a poison pill."