Racist Remark Ended General’s Career

Stephen Losey, Air Force Times, May 5, 2015

A racially charged comment forced Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz to resign last week, according to Air Education and Training Command.

While serving as the convening authority at a company-grade officer’s Article 15 hearing April 9, Keltz said the accused and another officer looked “drunker than 10,000 Indians” while referring to a photograph of the two officers. {snip}

As the convening authority in the Article 15 hearing, which was to determine whether the accused officer’s nonjudicial punishment for an unspecified offense was too harsh, Keltz essentially served as both judge and jury.

Because of Keltz’s remark, the accused officer’s Article 15 was terminated, his punishment was voided, and no decision was made at the hearing, Whaley said. That officer’s case has now been sent back to his commander, who will look at the facts and decide what disciplinary action–if any–is appropriate, Whaley said. {snip}

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In a statement provided by Whaley last week, Keltz took responsibility for his statement.

“I inadvertently made an unfortunate comment, I own it, and I hold myself accountable to the same high standards my subordinate commanders are held to,” Keltz said. “As a result, I have tendered my resignation from command and requested to retire from service. [AETC Commander] Gen. [Robin] Rand has graciously accepted that request.”

Keltz will retire after serving 34 years in the Air Force.

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  • Whitetrashgang

    Hell the average white guy cant get drunker than one Native.Should have said they were so drunk they thought diversity was our greatest strength.

  • John Smith

    PC trumps service and qualifications, yet again. Our armed forces will soon be the least offensive in the world.

    • Whitetrashgang

      I am surprised he wasn’t arrested,but give it a few years.

      • Chip Carver

        You beat me to it. Plentiful Courts-Martial will be the order of the day and very common for this type of offense very soon.

  • Hilis Hatki

    A technicality, they were drunker than 5,000 Indians + 1 Irishman

    • Alexandra1973

      Reminds me of the joke about the Irishman who sees a bar advertising “All you can drink–$5” and goes in and orders $10 worth.

      • Wing-nut.

        Thank you.

      • Jacobite2

        There’s another version: an Irishman is walking along the beach and picks up a bottle. Brushes it off and a genie appears. I’ll give you 2 wishes, she says. Irishman says: I want a bottle of beer that never goes empty, no matter how much I drink. Bingo! He takes a huge swig and the beer’s still right up to the top. Genie asks what his second wish is. Irishman says: give me another bottle.

  • Makes me wonder how we ever won as much as one war.

    • AmericanCitizen

      When we used to win wars, we pounded the enemy and didn’t stop until the enemy told us they’ve had enough.

      Now we decide for the enemy when we think they’ve had enough.

      That’s why we lose.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        Actually the US waited until someone else did all the work, then stepped in and took the credit when everyone else was worn out and tired.

        .

      • Speedy Steve

        No it isn’t. See above.

    • dmxinc

      Because we used to say things “When we’re through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken in hell.” (Halsey) and were applauded for it.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        … and soon English won’t be spoken anywhere on the Planet.

        .

        • LHathaway

          English may indeed remain the language of commerce on Planet Earth. In the future, it looks like there will be no Whites on planet Earth who speak English as their native language.

        • Jacobite2

          It sure as hell isn’t gonna be spoken in the former USA.

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          The Nigerians speak English and they’re supposed to be the fastest growing group on Earth. A lot of Indians speak English too. God save us all from a world of Nigerians and Indian “English” speakers.

      • Jacobite2

        One of my favorite WW II quotes. Based on the article above, I’d guess he’d be fired today, if not extradited to Japan for trial.

    • Speedy Steve

      We only started to lose after integration. Any further questions?

    • Jacobite2

      Since Truman’s 1947 reorganization of the War Department (change of name alone was a tip-off), we really haven’t won a war. I don’t see any evidence that ‘we’ have wanted to win one — even when we do get the upper hand, we bust our butts to give it up.

    • Race Heretic

      Greater numbers and industrial capacity. It’s why the Feds won the War Between the States, and why we mopped up Germany in WW1 and WW2.

      But then again we also had leaders like Sherman who were dedicated to winning wars, not being politically correct – and I’m descended from a man who threatened to shoot Sherman for joking that his corps’ casualties were from desertion rather than death or capture

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    General George Patten wouldn’t last a week in todays army, and he was one of WW 2’s greatest generals.

    • IstvanIN

      Look what they did to him….

      • Steve_in_Vermont

        And then came the Battle of the Bulge and everyone realized how much real leadership counted. All was forgiven.

        • IstvanIN

          George Patton was murdered after the war.

          • Rob

            On orders of Henry Morgenthau. That is what the conspiracy theorisist say.

          • Speedy Steve

            There was an unholy alliance between Roosevelt (Rosenfeld) and Eisenhower — who was advanced beyond his capabilities. Don’t believe me? Then look at his presidential record.

          • Rob

            Do you have a website?

          • Speedy Steve

            No

          • Rob

            I meant a website where I can read the info you gave me. I want to learn more about what you told me.

          • Lexonaut

            Right. The Jews murdered Patton for having relieved the siege of Bastogne, materially helping to stop the Germans’ advance toward Antwerp, which might have stopped the Allies cold since they were still dependent on the Normandy ports and the Red Ball Express truck convoys.

            Got it. Check. And yes, that is a Jew under your bed.

          • Rob

            Nope, read your history or conspiracy theories before you comment. According to them, he was killed because of what Morgenthau planned for Germany after the war. You are right, there is one of those not only under the bed, but over us, in our schools and in our news media and government.

          • Lexonaut

            When I read that stuff, sometimes I say what I will say now …

            It would be good for whites to learn how to acquire the Jews’ mysterious powers of control. If whites could do that they might actually be able to compete in the fields of finance, medicine, law, teaching, science instead of complaining that they can’t get ahead because, Jew.

            You people sound exactly like the ghetto blacks who claim that The Man controls everything and that’s why they can’t get ahead.

          • Rob

            And I am assuming that you are one of them or a non white? Whites did get ahead before the Frankfurt School changed everything in 1960s. Who else made western civilization great, the white man.

          • Lexonaut

            “Who else made western civilization great, the white man.”

            ——————–

            Who else invented and developed the A-bomb, the Jew man.

            Who else invented and developed the modern entertainment industry, the Jew man.

            Who else produced the definitive guitar/metal band acts including Ted Nugent, the Jew man.

            Who else was one of the most important British prime minisiters, the Jew man.

            ——————–

            I could go on but I’m not going to. If you insist on having blind hatred for Jews you are certainly free to do so. But I suggest you not confuse your ignorance with wisdom. It cost the Nazis WW2, for example.

            I’ll give you the last word.

          • Rob

            No hatred for anyone. You sound like you have hatred for the white man.
            BTW, all those nice things you mentioned are all destructive things. Nothing great about the atom bomb, bad politics, terrible degrading entertainment that is destroying the white race or heavy metal bands.

          • Lexonaut

            “You sound like you have hatred for the white man.”

            I’m white and I don’t. In fact, I’ve been proposing pulling all white cops out of minority neighborhoods in order to put a stop to black riots over what is often sheer fantasy.

            I earlier mentioned many nice things. For you to forget about that and focus only on the most recent post shows how biased you really are.

            I’ll give you the last word.

          • Rob

            You always give me the last word and then want it for yourself. LOL. I only reply to the comments I see when I check who has liked or repleid to my comment. i do not have the time to go through and remember each and everything. Good that you have some sense of nationalism, but you have to learn a lot. Long way for you to go buddy. Get ready for the journey.

          • Lexonaut

            The right to the last word is similar to a driver’s license. It can be revoked for driving drunk or, in your case, posting stupid — and insulting.

          • Rob

            Nope, i never once posted anything insulting. You are the one hurling all the vitriol.

          • Jacobite2

            Russian story: some peasants are standing around in the Kolchos when a Jew from Moscow strolls by. “You guys are really stupid. I can run this place better than you can. Because I’m so much smarter, I ought to be in charge.” A peasant sez: “You’re much smarter than we are, it’s true. But if we kill you, then you won’t be.”

          • Lexonaut

            Here’s one, about a Russian communist dictator who was not a Jew …

            Stalin is addressing the Politburo from a lectern, reading from handwritten notes. From the audience comes “ah-choo!” Stalin looks up. “Who sneezed?”, he asks.

            Nobody answers so he has the entire first row of deputies taken out and shot. He asks again, “Who sneezed?”

            Again nobody answers. Now the second row of deputies is taken out and executed. Stalin says, “For the third time, who sneezed?”

            Wanting to protect his friends, a brave deputy in the third row speaks up. “Comrade Stalin, it was I who sneezed.”

            Stalin looks up, says “God bless”, and resumes reading from his notes.

          • Jacobite2

            Stalin had a sense of humor that would lead one to look for a huge fly-wing collection in his boyhood home.

          • notaliberal

            I think Morgenthau was Scottish. Or maybe not.

          • Rob

            Nope German Jewish. Research him.

          • notaliberal

            I was being facetious.

          • Rob

            Thanks. Sometimes I cannot tell.

    • Susannah

      I’m descended from a Revolutionary War general who was famous for KILLING Indians. Now you get canned for mildly insulting them.

      • Whitetrashgang

        If you know natives that’s not a insult.

      • Alexandra1973

        I have a touch of Amerind ancestry and I just shrug this off.

        I’ve never been drunk, either. 🙂

  • Imagine what the USAF is doing to itself and this country in cases like this. They are tossing a General (although, admittedly, he’s chosen to retire) with lots of good experience and know-how out of the service for something so lame as this!?

    This man in the past 34 years has likely acquired much military wisdom and experience. He could be using this to instruct and mentor a future generation of leaders, yet they’d rather boot him than use such a man for the nation’s military advancement.

    • Susannah

      Apparently the New Military no longer values wisdom, experience, leadership, and know-how. They value diversity now.

      • Jacobite2

        The New No-win Military, that is. The New Post-violence Military.

    • Neuday

      Yep, it’s dumber than 10,000 negroes.

  • IstvanIN

    Amazing how one silly, innocuous statement can bring a man’s career to a grinding halt. This was really that awful? Has no one else ever blurted out something dumb? Or something they rather hadn’t? The stupidity in this country is out of control.

    • Tyrone Shoelaces

      Yeah. One of my coworkers lost a pick sheet the other day at work. He was dragging a pallet across the floor, had the pick sheet sitting on top, and it blew off. I grabbed it off the floor, went and handed it back to him. He scratched his head, and asked me where I had gotten it. I was halfway through a sentence, saying, “I got it off a dead n-word, want it back?” when I caught myself.

    • Rossbach

      It is intolerable to the party that an incorrect thought should exist anywhere in the world, no matter how small or powerless it may be. This officer never made the effort to practice crimestop. His remark was double-plus ungood, bordering crimethink. That is why he has become an unperson.

    • carriewhite64

      Sometimes I think I’ve been transported to Planet X in my sleep. How in the world can something like this happen?

      • Wing-nut.

        And we have a politician in Nebraska advocating the murder of police.

        I believe this is a fallen-world.

  • dd121

    There was a time when that remark was considered funny, then there was a time when it was considered boorish, now it’s a fire-able offense. My, how society evolves.

    • Lexonaut

      Google “youtube please mister custer”. That record would not get airplay today.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      I think you mean “devolves”, right?

  • Seminumerical

    That “his remarks could later be used as grounds for overturning his decision,” doesn’t make much sense unless there is a lot we don’t know.

  • Zimriel

    Purge.

  • MekongDelta69

    We used to play Cowboys and Indians… uhh… I mean, Mongoloids who crossed the Bering Sea when it was a land mass…

    • Spikeygrrl

      Oooh Noooo! You wrote “the M word”! Don’t you know how offensive that is to real idiots?!

      /sarc

  • Jason Lewis

    He should have said Irishmen. That would have been fair game.

    • Denis

      Neither would they mind.

      • Lexonaut

        I certainly don’t.

    • Rossbach

      It is impossible to have anything resembling free speech that is entirely inoffensive. Anyone who is offended by that fundamental truth should be granted permission to just stay offended.

  • AmericanRemnant

    Murder civilians by drone strike, peace prize. One unfashionable comment, career over. We have officially crossed into The Twilight Zone.

  • Rob

    At least he had 34 years. So he did get his money and his pension all set up. What about people who are just starting out and get booted because they managed to slip and be unPC. I pity those people more.

    Anyway, thanks to the libs this country is getting more and more poessyyyfied each day. We are going down the slippery slope.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      It makes you never want to speak to anyone. I am lucky enough to not have to work, but I imagine if I ever did go back, I would be extremely polite but extremely formal in my dealings with co-workers. No joking, no friendships, nothing but strictly work-related conversations. Of course, that’s what the rulers want, cuts down on the possibility of like-minded people coming together.

      • Rob

        I am guessing that since you do not work, you are rich or you are already retired?

  • A Freespeechzone

    Our enemies see how PC our military has become–God help us when and if we go to an us vs them war.

    Our enemies would use our PC mindset to defeat us.

  • TheMaskedUnit

    There is no forgiveness for the truth.

  • Capn Dad

    We are toast. The warrior class is gone. We are left with wussies.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Or complete fools like Breedlove.

  • Kelz will retire on half pay. Don’t feel too sorry for him.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Really? With 34 years it should be at 75%. Or have things changed since I was in?

    • nicholasstix

      No? Well, what about the able young officers for whom he was made an example?

  • Reverend Bacon

    Yes, the comment was politically incorrect, and he should be ashamed of himself for being so insensitive. But I’m curious: did he mean a Cigar Store “Indian” or a “Convenience Store” Indian?

    • Roninf9

      No, no, no. The modern nomenclature is “Call Center” Indian or “Casino” Indian.

      • Speedy Steve

        Dot head or blanket-ass.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      Haha we always say “Dot or feather” Indian.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    Keltz sounds like and idiot who got his position because he was an idiot.

    In his 35 year carrier, do you think he ever fought for white soldiers rights or tried to stop affirmative action within the military?

    Would any of you be so dumb as to say something offensive against minorities when you are in a position such as his, and you know you will get canned? I am sure most of you would have said something to get canned before you reach General.

    .

    • Speedy Steve

      I see your point. 35 years of not hitting the third rail is a good inning.

    • TCA

      If I’m a Major General, I’m pretty much allowed to say whatever I want.
      Keltz sounds like an idiot. You sound like a Jew.

  • richard garyson

    At my office job, we utilize overseas employees in India to do behind the scenes work, when it is night in the U.S. I openly refer to them as Injuns and most of coworkers laugh. I also do dot Indian accent impressions for laughs. Being open in your face is the only way to go.

  • Yancy Derringer

    Who was the jerk who reported the comment?

    • Speedy Steve

      Some snitch rat fink bearing a Stalinist streak of denunciation. Sort of makes you yearn for the days when they chopped off the heads of those bearing bad news.

  • Speedy Steve

    Pfffft! Much ado about nothing. If any tosser is offended, then I’m damn glad they’re offended — especially if they are drunken Injuns.

  • LHathaway

    At least they are letting him retire. It doesn’t quite work out that way for those lower on the chain of command.

  • Basketeddie

    i wonder if the drunk guy he was describing was also blacker than the ace of spades

  • Light from the East

    Maybe people in the Air Force forcing him to resign are far more “drunker”.

    • Alexandra1973

      Drunk on Diversity!

  • TCA

    So why don’t we all meet in DC this weekend and scream No justice, no peace, and burn some bitches down? Seriously, unless we do something when this kind of thing happens, it will continue.

  • SFLBIB

    “As the convening authority in the Article 15 hearing, which was to determine whether the accused officer’s nonjudicial punishment for an unspecified offense was too harsh, Keltz essentially served as both judge and jury.”

    Since an Article 15 is non-judicial punishment, a judge and jury do not apply to those cases. A smart commander will never offer the accused an Article 15 unless there is enough evidence to convict him in a court martial because the accused can refuse an Article 15 and opt for a court martial instead. The commander then would look awfully bad if the accused beat the court martial charges for insufficient evidence.

    Since there would probably be enough evidence to court martial the accused, the Article 15 punishment would most likely be lenient in the short run; but an Article 15 would doom an officer’s career in the long run.

  • slobotnavich

    He should’ve said “He was drunker than 10,000 congressmen.”

  • slobotnavich

    The general should have claimed he was speaking of Indians – they lack official minority certification thus far.

    • Alexandra1973

      Even an “anti-racist” will joke about Indians and the White man’s fire-water. I have to wonder, though, if it’s a way of blaming Whitey for Indians getting plastered.

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        Of course it is! The poor dears wouldn’t be exposed to fire-water if it wasn’t for evil, oppressive, invading whitey! We also forced them to drink it at gunpoint and stuff, like duh!

  • notaliberal

    White male patriarch speaks freely and in jest and has his career destroyed. White skin privilege in action.

  • Lion’s Mane

    The Thought Police in action!

    I am sure there was greater freedom in the U.S.S.R. than there is in this insane nation. Sure, his comment was a bit insensitive — but so what? I don’t think it demonstrates that this general hates Indians.

    If I’m not mistaken, I believe that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once wrote about a certain woman’s — a character he created — wild “Celtic temperament.” (Doyle was himself Celtic!) In today’s PC world, such a comment would be treated with scorn and the story could not be published.

    Must we all go through life constantly AFRAID that, because of a careless word, we stand to lose all? These mental chains have to be broken. People ought to have some tolerance for how people speak and express themselves. There are other ways to deal with unwanted remarks besides destroying one’s career! To judge this situation, you’d think the general was guilty of a major insubordination! This vicious intimidation has got to stop.

  • Rob

    Thanks. Let me check and get back to you. I am always looking for the truth.