And then there's this fact that's been troubling me and may help argue for Locke being good – aren't The Others bad? Haven't we believed that The Others are evil for years? Didn't they lock Jack, Kate, and Sawyer up back in the day? They may have given them fish biscuits to eat, but don't The Others – doesn't Ben Linus – stand in opposition to Locke? Don't Ben and The Others revere Jacob? Maybe both Jacob and Locke are bad, but we certainly know more about Ben than we do about whomever Locke is now and Ben definitely seems unabashedly evil. That might just make Locke good. I'd have to go with Locke being good before I went with The Others being good, and would even accept both sides as evil before taking a positive view of The Others. Okay, so we don't know the motivation of The Others either, but why are we willing to toss out everything we've learned about them just because Locke seems evil now?
Lastly, you're going to tell me that the black and white stones on the scale stood for Jacob and Locke and that they were in balance before Locke touched them – good was in balance with evil. I won't quibble about them being in balance even though the black one definitely seemed minutely lower. Locke tossed the white stone, the one you think is the good one, into the water signifying Jacob's death. Locke called it a joke though, what if he wasn't lying? What if that's all it was, not good versus evil? And what if, as a joke, they had reversed good and evil? What if Jacob's looking for a protector wasn't a good thing or what if Locke was right and there's nothing to protect the island from.
I'm just saying and I can't wait to find out the truth.