"You teach obedience to others by offering the obedience owed to your own superiors. Military officers know that the men under their command watch them constantly to see how punctilious they are in carrying out orders received, especially uncongenial orders. Forget frank defiance: the officer's slightest departure from his instructions -- even body language that suggests reluctance or dismay -- sends the signal to the troops that permission has been given for general (if discreet) insubordination."
"But what example has [Mahony] given his flock, what has he taught the faithful about obedience? Do what thou wouldst -- provided thou hast plausible deniability."
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