Judging someone of judgement is being of the ego, this is of judgement therefore an expression of ego itself. You cannot say someone is in judgement unless you are in judgement yourself of judgment itself.
In this case, Eckhart would then be one of the most judgmental people on Earth, the reason he might not be is because he is in observation rather than judgement. To say that judgment is wrong in any sense, is pure and simple judgement itself.
At first we would say no, they are in control through force, this expression obviously isn't timid, however, to a person not about control this is a very timid way to exist.
Anything that the ego creates, has no truthiness and isn't of the infinite self, it has no true depth, it's extremely shallow and transitory as is of all the possessions the ego creates.
Non-violent acts are all to do with dispelling the meekness and weakness in our behavior, it's too easy giving into the ego, it takes a meek person to give into the ego especially on such a large scale, however, it takes a strong person to dispel the ego in the same situation. There is nothing meek about people dispelling the controlling ways of the ego, it's actually the other way around.