Robert Maxwell wrote:
You only think it's built on a house of cards because you don't see how the Ba'ku could say "no" and still appear sympathetic. But that's easy.
"Excuse me, but would you be willing to negotiate for the Federation and Son'a to have access to this little Fountain of Youth you've got here?"
"Uh, you mean the same people who spied on us, disrupted our village, and were going to secretly steal our planet out from under us? These are the people you want us to negotiate in good faith with?"
"No, not the same people. Different people. We don't have a hive mind."
"Ah? Oh. Ok then. Well, get out of our planet anyway! It's mine, my own, my precioussss!"