As you see, in order for the showrunners to justify their own views on all things immigration, nuance--reason--must be jettisoned in favor of creating the Ultimate Boogeyman. I mentioned this a few days ago, but notice how any of Lockwood's reasoning / early justifications are just a thing of the past--he barely dips his toes in that line of dialogue. Moreover, up to this point, have any of this show's heroes (or anyone else) ever expressed even a moment of genuine sympathy for Lockwood's wife being murdered? J'onn ultimately blamed Lockwood for whatever pain he experienced, but there is a reason for that, and its called selective morality; if one hates Lockwood the Boogeyman, then the murder of his wife (who had nothing to do with the actions of Lockwood) is fine, or not to be the object of sympathy. In contrast, we know how the series has treated alien characters victimized or killed by the CoL or anyone else (as they should), but more to the point, it was certainly more sympathetic (than not) to Manchester Black as he murdered many out of revenge for his loss. That is certainly making a point--just not the one the showrunners intended. Of course, his being motivated by revenge is merely an explanation, not a justification. Lockwood is just as (increasingly) immoral as Manchester Black, who was simply a mass murderer--but unlike Lockwood, MB was largely handled with an air of reluctance (J'onn) and certainly nowhere near the level of outrage & aggression we see in the case of Lockwood. The murderer was in the Lockwood home, and considering the look that the murderer flashed at Ben Lockwood as she was leaving the scene of the crime, that did not appear to be a case of self defense. Ask yourself the question: if you retuned home and someone left your loved one on the floor--dead, then flashed a look at you as if to say, "you asked for it"--are you going to question the circumstances of your loved one's murder at that moment? This is no excuse for Ben Lockwood to kill anyone in an act of revenge, merely addressing your questioning why his wife was murdered.