Future, Present, Past

In Scandinavia they have ministries of the future,
To be ready for a world beyond just computer,
To search and advance their countries ahead,
To have a better, cleaner, smarter world instead,
In North America we have ministries of the present,
We are a little behind, nowhere to go, but we went,
Ahoy, in Israel we have ministry of the far away past,
Used to be people of the book, now we are the last,
First place in inequality, children’s poverty, we failed,
But we do have more politicians per capita jailed,