progress: Zinn says it's always one step forward, two back, according to Rabble. So does progress happen For Indigenous peoples, it's been pretty retrograde during the 500 years since Columbus. A neighbour passing the porch said she'd been reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. But as someone else said, they tend to have a less linear notion of time than we newcomers. As Peter Capaldi said in his final episode as the Doctor, just before regenerating into Jodi Whitaker which counts as progress in the conventional sense Silly old universe. If you relax the grid, you can go backward and forward simultaneously, or weave around. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.