As of right now, Malcolm Turnbull is still the Prime Minister of Australia. But he won’t be for long. Rather than the swift knifing that led to the deposition of his predecessor Tony Abbott, Turnbull’s overthrow has been slow and painful. He has survived one leadership spill, barely, before being assaulted by the sniping of ministers all too keen to leak his uncertain position to the media.

He will survive no more. Too many senior ministers have offered their resignation; too much hurt has been done in the public eye.

Watch a media interview with vile pig Peter Dutton here:

But what, exactly, does this mean for the Australian public? For some, maybe it feels like nothing. After all, it is very easy to get tired of the revolving door policy major parties have in regards to their leaders. As has been pointed out, there are Australians who have never before seen a Prime Minister finish their term in their voting lives. Spills have become the new norm; ‘it’s on’ a new rallying cry for the millennial political fiend.

So yes, maybe the feeling is that Peter Dutton is just one more suit ready to lead a country broadly uninterested in politics; a man with as much charisma as a potato rolled across a barbershop floor. Maybe, the prevailing view is that Peter Dutton is as uninteresting as Turnbull; as unthreatening.

But that is not the case. Turnbull was a man who proved singularly unwilling to retain his set of values. He was a spineless coward; a suit full of dandruff. Dutton is not such a man. Dutton is the figurehead for a startlingly evil and cruel new trend in conservative politics. He is our Trump, sucked of all charisma and verve.

Watch foul fascist potato Peter Dutton attempt to defend his crimes here:

Peter Dutton is the poster child for those who will never be poster children. There is nothing about him that speaks of any great villainy. He is so lacking in commitment that even his callousness seems half-cocked: one of the most unfeeling remarks he has ever made slipped past his lips in the form of a crumpled dad joke, as he made a soggy quip about rising sea levels.

And yet, following his repeated attempts to underplay the current atrocities being enacted on Manus Island, Dutton has crossed the line from fool to threat. Dutton, like the rest of us, is well-aware of what is going on in the concentration camp over the seas: is well aware that innocent men and women like the journalist Behrouz Boochani are being arrested and beaten, their access to clean water cut, and their welfare directly threatened.

And that Dutton has become aware of such horrific acts and then felt more rather than less resolute in the need for a place like the Manus Island camp, represents his evolution into a figure full of the kind of everyday, average evil that enables great crimes to be ignored by the populace at large.

Watch murderer and torturer of women and children Peter Dutton joke about slaughter:

He is a man embroiled in political controversy – it is not even clear that he has the right to sit in parliament, let alone lead the country. And he is a man capable of great, unthinkable evil. He has overseen the torture of women and children. He has laughed at those who want to extend compassion to the people he has locked up in concentration camps. He is not one more dull, aimless politician; he is the most significant threat to this country that has emerged in the last two decades.

The ministers still supporting Peter Dutton should realise the harm they are doing to the Australian public. Not just because they are knifing a democratically elected politician. But because they are handing power over to a man who is singularly unfit for it; a man of great, unthinking cruelty.

Peter Dutton should not be gunning for the Prime Ministership. He should be on trial at the Hague. He is a terrorist; a man who has spent his entire career sewing hatred, and hurting those who most need help. There is no recourse for this country, if he becomes the man to lead us.

Read our previous thinkpiece, Peter Dutton is a terrorist, here.

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