An entity wishing to trigger the ESM but possessing insufficient MKR to do so independently must proceed with caution. The entity could simply send MKR to the ESM to signal its desire and hope others join in; this, however, is poor strategy. Governance, whether honest or malicious, will see this, and likely move to de-authorize the ESM before the tipping point can be reached. It is clear why malicious governance would do so, but honest governance might act in a similar fashion—e.g. to prevent the system from being shut down by trolls or simply to maintain a constant threshold for ESM activation. (Honest governance, or even deceptive malicious governance, would be expected to then replace the ESM.) If governance succeeds in this, the entity has simply lost MKR without accomplishing anything.