A "white mutiny" is conducted against a commander one lacks faith in. One performs the orders given with the exactitude of a computer; namely, what is ordered, exactly that, and nothing less and nothing more, using none of your own good judgement to temper the orders to fit the precise situation. The ship usually comes crashing down about your ears.
This description of a "white mutiny" is cribbed shamelessly from the excellent description given by Robert A. Heinlein in his good, if bizarre, book The Number Of The Beast.
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