Hat tip to FailedMessiah.
If you're Modern Orthodox, you recently discovered that your Rabbonim were second rate and had no independent power when the Rabbinical Council of America knuckled under to the Chief Rabbinate over the issue of conversions.
If you're Dati Leumi, you recently discovered that your Rabbonim were second rate and had no independent power when the Supreme Beis Din of Yerushalayim voided all conversions performed by the Israelis Conversion Authority.
If you believe in Torah Im Derech Eretz, you recently discovered that your guiding philosophy was, in fact, only meant for the time that its creater, Rav Shimshon Rafael Hirsch, zt"l, was alive and is no longer a valid form of Torah Judaism today.
And if you're Sephardi, you have now discovered that your leading Rabbonim are also just second rate flunkies who must defer to leading Ashkenazic Chareidi authorities, the "Gedolim" in all matters. In an article from The Jerusalem Post:
On questions that deal with the future of the entire Jewish people, the great halachic sages of the generation must be consulted," Rabbi Avraham Sherman said. "I call on religious Zionist rabbis to meet with the great rabbis of our day to reach an agreement on the issue of conversions."
Sherman said the major Torah sages of this generation were Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv of Jerusalem and Rabbi Shmuel Halevi Vosner of Bnei Brak, and that religious Zionist rabbis were obliged to abide by their opinions.
Sherman said that even highly respected Sephardi rabbis such as former chief rabbis Ovadia Yosef and Mordechai Eliahu should defer to Elyashiv's halachic decisions regarding conversions.
I guess this is my final article on the subject of how the Chareidi community is slowly removing all authority from any competing Torah-observant philosophies. After all, with this move there's no one else left!