I wanted to learn more about Corey’s thoughts on our modern society, as well as to extrapolate some ideas laid out in the book. Here’s what he had to say:
You write: “Man exists in a state of duality between two contrary states: savagery and peacefulness. He must adapt to whichever direction his circumstances compel him towards…” What is the best way to reconcile man’s primal nature, with his need to adapt to society around him?
The best way to reconcile man’s primal nature is to live as close to our natural state of being as possible, or at least to your heart’s content. To be honest, we are already spoiled by civilization, so it isn’t technically possible to return all the way back to nature and live a purely primal existence. But if you eat natural food (or the Paleo diet as it’s called), workout, be physically active, engage with nature, and so on, you’re halfway there.
As to where man’s savagery and peacefulness fits to today’s world, it all depends on the individual man’s nature, his life experiences, and his circumstances. There’s no true way to be, but I believe more men today need to lean more towards their savage nature.
You make clear that differences among the sexes are an embedded part of human nature. How does that fit (or not fit) into modern gender roles?
First, there are far too many in our society. There are genetic studies that show that women have always outnumbered men (with a ratio of 2 to 1 or more) throughout our evolutionary history. The 1 to 1 ratio we see today is abnormal and is causing numerous consequences for us humans, but especially for men. And because there are too many men competing for a limited number of interested women, we are witnessing a great imbalance of relationships between men and women that we all recognize in the manosphere. The fact that traditional sex roles are gone and that governments today are gynocentric only makes matters worse.
You have a section the ‘Cyclical Nature of Civilizations’ in your book. It seems the West is clearly at the tail-end of a cycle, no?
The simple answer is yes, but the longer answer is that I don’t really see Western or whatever civilization existing today. What we have is a global, technological, materialistic, economic system that rules over the humanity, divided only by political and cultural boundaries. So it’s this current “civilization” or System that we are living in today. That said, although this System is rapidly growing and consuming everything in its path, I do believe it will eventually collapse, and it cannot happen soon enough.
With the election of Trump, and a broader repudiation of globalization, is there any hope that this cycle can be stopped or altered?
I’m afraid Brexit and Trump are not going to make any meaningful changes to the System unless an economic fallout, a revolution, or a world war breaks out. This notion that decline and degeneracy can somehow be reversed is silly and even dangerous. Globalization will continue until the entire System crumbles down. Immigration is not going to stop, and even if it does, it will still not stop the demographic changes. International trade and consumerism will continue, devastating the Earth and reinforce the materialist world order. Technology will continue to grow and spread like cancer. And progressivism, feminism, and all other forms of equalism and degeneracy will march on. This idea that something can be changed or fixed through democratic process, by working with the System, is completely ludicrous. Nothing will change as long as the System stands.
Can one man make a difference in society? If so, how?
One man can make all the difference if he is capable of inspiring other men to follow his lead. At the moment, I think we need men to lead and focus on being independent from the System than changing the world itself.
Do you have any tips for men to find a ‘tribe’?
I don’t have a good suggestion at the moment. I plan to launch a new blog with the purpose of gathering supporters of my views, but I think all men should try to find others within their own area instead of simply exchanging ideas with each other on the Internet.
You write: “Man must necessarily enjoy inflicting pain and death onto prey and enemy alike. Such visceral enjoyment enables adventure and life-affirming experiences that fulfill a man’s primal drives.” Can you recommend any outlets to fulfill this primal need, without getting thrown in prison?
The only legal means I can think of are martial arts. I have seen videos of people re-enacting Medieval warfare, so that’s another idea. But I think the more important thought here is that we, men, have been robbed of this essential need by the modern society, the System. If the System won’t let us be men, it goes without saying that it is our duty to rebel against it.
A big thanks to Corey for taking the time to do this interview. Again, you can find his book Man’s Fight for Existence on Amazon.