Theocracy is everywhere now. It isn't restricted to the Middle East. It has already started in the USA and Canada. It takes many forms, but the common thread is the downgrading of women and the use of torture. Newcomers to this issue may not realize that beatings in Iran and the Middle East are not new. They have been continuing for many years, enforced by the religious police. Here are the goals for a new reform agenda in the form of a slogan: "Return Persia to the Persians!"