START THE NEGOTIATION FROM THE STANDPOINT OF PREFERRING WARFARE
Always make sure the opposition understands the choices that you prefer are those that are very undesirable to them. Never enter a negotiation with a presumption of achieving a rational compromise. Instead set the terms of your negotiation at the limits of your preference.
Our current preference is to end democracy, and rule you for profit. If you are governed by natural law but have no access to political power (violence) then this is acceptable. But you have demonstrated a desire to circumvent natural law and use violence, of the state to enslave and diminish us. Therefore we will reciprocate and happily profit from you, but deprive you of the violence you are too infantile and parasitic to master.