I think it's way past time for old Germs to just shut up.
Update: Just caught today's cartoon by Leak in the Aus. It's a hoot. But can't put it up, so here's the one before it. You can find the cartoons here (it shows Germs walloping Noel Pearson over the head with her book while saying "Control your rage!"). Letters about Germs' foolishness are interesting, too.