Will the meek inherit the earth? Do they want it?

Peter Weiss wrote a play entitled,  THE INVESTIGATION,  which is described on the book cover as “a dramatic re-construction of the Frankfurt War Crimes trials, based on the actual evidence given.”    Weiss took the evidence given at the trials for those running the Auschwtiz Nazi death camp and formed it into a play where the characters  – judges, witnesses and defendants- are reciting verbatim things he extracted from the documents.  

I could not help but be struck by the stunning contrast between what Christ said in the Sermon on the Mount  (Matthew 5:3-5):

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven  

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted  

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

And what Female Witness Number 5 said about who did not survive the horrors of Auschwitz:

The unfit

The dull spirited

The gentle

The bewildered and the impractical

The grief stricken and the self-pitiful

Were crushed underfoot