That's it. I'm never again letting anyone get away with using those terms by themselves anymore without pushing the user on the point, "progress towards what?" "Foreward? Which way is your car pointing? Forward towards what?"
In the Alinsky world, change is constantly the goal. You know, one would think they'd like "global warming". I mean, who is content with the status quo, eh? Species going extinct? Evolution. Change, man. Get behind it. It's progress.