I hope so. I do remember a bunch of articles before the Taliban fully took over again that showed a bunch of folks coming together to create a resistance movement, and Afghanistan has a history of warlords and there are some today who are against the Taliban.
I also think stuff like the Taliban only get strong when things are chaotic. Chaos is often stoked, intentionally or not, by outside meddlers (like the West). Perhaps, over time, it’ll just fizzle out due to fewer guys wanting to join.
I also read an article somewhere (can’t remember where) where the Taliban are like the scene in Superman II where General Zod and his gang, lounging about in the Oval Office with Lex Luthor after taking over the world; They are bored out of their skulls because it was way too easy. The Taliban live for fighting and blowing up stuff.
Even if Taliban have a knack for promoting stability, they probably are crap in the long run concerning actual governing.
The thing is, many Afghanis who grew up under Western occupation and the previous govt. have tasted freedom and a more dynamic, open, Progressive way of life and thinking (however vague by our standards)… AND THEY LIKE IT. They don’t want a horde of jackholes micromanaging everything they do, say, believe or wear (heck, some guys & gals prefer trimmed beards, stubble and clean-shaven male faces). They like music and don’t want jerks taking away music.
These are mostly the younger generations and the elderly who remember life before the Taliban came. The latter can be the Obi Wan to the former and since the latter are young, they are the future.
The more Progressive-minded are in mostly the cities, and the cities are where the most power and influence is. The Taliban Govt. is based in Kabul.
Not every family will go along with the Taliban’s views and will teach their daughters that they are strong and their sons not to have cooties, and they probably enjoy music in low volume in private.
One can learn a lot in a University and the alumni from non-Taliban run Kabul University are aware of the world around them, have learned about politics, pop-culture, revolutions, etc.
IT IS THESE PEOPLE WHO WILL SAVE AFGHANISTAN.
As for those outside of Afghanistan, they can find what funds the Taliban and cut off as much funding as they can.
The Taliban can’t be fought on warfare alone, other, more subtle, “soft” measures are needed. Attack the funding. Attack the reason the Taliban exists. Infiltrate the Taliban to sabotage it. Teach the young to not be like the Taliban. Anything.