This week, FX’s American Horror Story turned its terror plotline on the LAPD when a bloodthirsty chemist used a killer pill on cops.
The episode, ‘Winter Kills,’ on Wednesday, September 22, had the mysterious character “the Chemist” (Angelica Ross) use a murderous black pill she invented on Los Angeles police officers.
Initially working for the military, the Chemist had created a formula that unlocked creative parts of the brain in ways never known before. Unfortunately, it also turns uncreative people into pale, mindless monsters who aggressively feed off other humans. Creative minds who take the pill also must kill and drink human blood to maintain their extraordinary levels of creativity, but they do so surreptitiously.
Previous episodes had portrayed a positive image of the local Provincetown police chief, a black woman killed by a pill-taking child prodigy named Alma (Ryan Kiera Armstrong). Alma snuck the pills from her father, a Hollywood screenwriter. Alma kills her father because he wants them both to stop taking the evil pills. The Chemist also teams up with a Hollywood agent named Ursula (Leslie Grossman) in a plot to have several pill users killed.
After the mass murder, the Chemist, Ursula and Alma head off to Hollywood and the show’s attitude toward local police changes dramatically. Suddenly, the Chemist is using her pills to enact vigilante BLM justice, targeting any police officer she suspects of racism.
Miranda: This is the fifth police officer who has been killed by fellow officers after attacking what appears to be random victims in the street. We have learned that each of the dead officers are well-known members of what police reform activists call the Bad Apple List, which is an unofficial database of LAPD officers with multiple race-based complaints filed against them.
News Anchor: Thank you, Miranda. More on this story at 10:00.
Alma: You shouldn’t be messing with police.
Chemist: I’m sorry, didn’t you kill and eat a cop?
Alma: That was out of necessity.
Chemist: What I’m doing is out of necessity too. Every one of those pricks had no business protecting and serving. Racist, sadistic garbage.
Alma: What if they find out that they’re all on your pills?
Chemist: They won’t. And if they do, they won’t know what it is. It’s a proprietary formula, which means the only people that know about it are me and the military scum who paid for me to develop it. And they’re not giving up their top security clearance to help some local detectives figure out what happened to a bunch of shitty cops. Look. I don’t need money anymore. Ursula’s taking care of that with her big client list. I have nothing left to prove as a scientist. I think I’ll start giving back to my community. Do some public service. For me, that means ID’ing the worst cops in the city, sneaking them a little bit of my magic medicine, and sitting back and smiling as they slowly lose their shit and get what they deserve. Now stop sassing me and practice your violin.
Of course, the show takes as fact the BLM lie that police departments are crawling with racists and believes all race-based complaints are true and deserve the death penalty. Like most shows specifically attacking the LAPD, the series also ignores the reality that the Los Angeles Police Department is majority Latino, not white. These anti-police Hollywood scripts consistently erase Hispanic cops from their BLM narratives and pretend no reform has ever occurred in Los Angeles, as though the city has not changed since the 1960s.
American Horror Story has inserted left-wing politics into their scripts in the past, including a depiction of a liberal election night meltdown post-2016. I guess for Hollywood screenwriters, acknowledging any reality that goes against left-wing shibboleths is the real horror.
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