Those who believed Trump's revolutionary syllogism, and who acted on it by joining the Capitol Hill insurrection, now look like fools.
During the election campaign, the Proud Boys, a far-right group, offered to serve as Trump's private militia. In one of the presidential debates, Trump encouraged them by telling them to "stand back and stand by." After the election, the Proud Boys supported his "Stop the Steal" movement by joining protest rallies where they often became violent. They posted messages saying: "Hail Emperor Trump." When his lawsuits for overturning the election failed, they called for him to declare martial law and lead them in a second civil war. When he called for the storming of the U.S. Capitol, they answered the call; and over 100 of them have been arrested for their violence in the Capitol building.
But now the Proud Boys say that Trump has been a "total failure." (Many of the other far-right groups--such as the Oath Keepers, America First, and the Three Percenters--are saying the same thing.) Trump failed to lead the march on the Capitol as he promised on the morning of January 6. He condemned their insurrectionary violence. He refused to pardon those who have been arrested. And rather than declaring martial law to prevent Biden from taking office, Trump meekly walked out of the White House and flew to Florida.
There are two possible explanations for this. Either Trump did not believe his revolutionary syllogism, because he did not really believe the election was stolen from him; or he did believe it, but he lacked the courage to become a military dictator. Nicholas Fuentes, the leader of America First, has said that Trump proved to be "very weak and flaccid."
In either case, we can say that Trump's illiberal populism has failed, and liberal democracy has prevailed. I see this as vindicating the end-of-history argument: the progress of the Liberal Enlightenment can be slowed, but it cannot be stopped, because it satisfies the deepest human desires.