Passive-aggressive resistance--military style
Do We Have This? Seen It a Million Times. Description under construction.
What happens to The Neidermeyer when his subordinates have had enough. The phrase was coined by Sailors to describe a tactic used to express their displeasure with the Powers that Be--short of disobeying orders, or offing the bastard. There are many different ways of executing a white mutiny, and varying degrees of severity. It may be as harmless as a unified Take That. The white mutineers may obey commands from Sergeant Rock or the Plucky Middie with ostentatious cheer and enthusiasm, while grudgingly executing orders from the General Failure with the minimum of effort. They may affect stupidity during execution or take an overly literal interpretation of their instructions. When confronted, the rebellious subordinate may smirk and say "I was Just Following Orders ... Sir." If they've really had enough, they may request Permission to Speak Freely.