The off-kilter mind fears and wants, divides and opposes. The role of the mind is to be a skilled canoeist—to go with the flow, to accept everything and resist nothing.
Fear exists in the head as thoughts. Thoughts are projected onto individuals or groups in the way that a movie is projected onto a screen. People who are ‘different’ know how this works.
Do the means justify the end? Here again is ego’s bent tendency to divide and militarize. The fact is, cause and effect are not separate. In every case, the means are the end.