“A traveler accounts that, in the forests of Ecuador, indigenous tribes live without
contact with the civilized. One day, a hundred trucks, excavators, bulldozers working for an oil company opening roads, drilling wells, subverting the forest come to their domains”. Here’s how the Indians, stupefied, explain to each other the phenomenon: “new animals, they said, appeared. They domesticated men who obey and serve them as slaves. And white men feed and open them paths through the forest…”.
Gilles-Gaston Granger, “Reason”