The orthodox rabbinic regime has in the modern era been a catastrophe for the Jewish people. It is crucial for Jews to recognize that regime’s failure because to recognize the failure of a regime is to highlight the importance of events in the Jewish people's history.
Events in the modern era determine the Jewish people’s fate and destiny. If Torah has to explain historical events, then Torah can begin to be understood as a political manifesto.
Before Torah teachings can serve as a manifesto something has to be able to be manifest, and it needs to be manifest meaningfully.