Earning, spending, and and needing cash dose not make you a Capitalist. Money has been around long before Capitalism, and I suspect that money or some other medium of exchange will be here long after capitalism is done.
Just look at all of the socialist nations; they have money, they have currency, they have banks, they have entire economic systems; not just capitalist nations.
Yes, Garvey was a self-professed Capitalist, but he was organizing in the 1920s; that was the era of Industrial Capitalism, and Garvey had a grand Industrial Agenda, so he concluded that Capitalism was the most prudent System. Garvey was also a Pan-Africanist, he coined the concept of #RaceFirst, so before he was a Capitalist, or a Christian, he was an African, that’s why he put an Atheist in charge of the UNIA after he was exiled (even though Garvey was a Christian); and that’s why there were also Socialist, and even Black Communist who were down with the UNIA, cuz it’s all about Black Liberation by any and all means necessary.
Oh, and back to my point about Garvey’s Capitalism vs. the Finance Capitalism of today; based on my study of Garvey, he would not have embraced or employed the kinda Capitalism that’s dominating the world today. I’m sure you don’t understand the difference between Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism; and based on your question, you have no understanding of what Capitalism is either, hell, I bet you haven’t even made it this far my response to you; but….anyway.
I truly suspect that if Garvey were here today he would make the necessary strategic adjustments to his overall plans while sticking to the core principles and agenda of Pan-African Liberation; and he would have indoctrinated clowns like you leveling the same uninformed criticisms and stupid questions at him as I do, and as he did in his era.
The Black Panther Party for Self Defense sold copies of Mao’s Little Red Book to raise funds for the orgnaizaiton! How the fuck you gon try to rewrite history and call the BPP capitalist, they fucking gave away free food to children!!! That’s as anti-Capitalist as you can fucking get. When he was the President of the BPP, Kwame Ture went to Vietnam and met with the communist leadership to express his support for their cause! Oh, and Ho Chi showed Ture his membership card in the UNIA; that’s right the communist leader of the VietCong was a Garvyite!!! Dumbass.
Capitalist practices are all about exploiting the labor of others while you hold the means of production by force of arms, it’s turning every-fucking-thing into a lifeless commodity in order to satisfy your pathological need to accumulate and consume far beyond your needs, even if it means the death and misery of billions of other people. Capitalism means the utter destruction of the world’s ecosystems for short term profit.
Most people, even those who support Capitalism are not Capitalist, supporting Capitalism doesn’t not make you a Capitalism any more than supporting White Domination makes you a member of the White Elite. Most of humanity, 99% of humanity are Capital, not Capitalist, that means we are the Human Resources, not the benefactors of this System.
Final point for your dumb ass; the internet is Socialist, it was researched, funded, and advanced all using public/communal/social resources. The infrastructure for the internet is also public, even the private corporations that have benefited from this public resource and service have to keep that shit free and open or they will be out of business; cuz at its core, even with all of these parasites making billions off the internet, it is still basically a socialist and democratic medium; the Capitalist are working hard to change that, but they’ve failed so far. So, if Tumblr tried to “capitalize” and commodify the medium, all of us would move to a free and open source and build that up collectively. That’s why the parasites have to sell ads and other peripheral shit, cuz if they brought direct capitalism to the web the web would die; Capitalism kills everything. The internet shows the potential and viability of Socialism; free and open sharing and cooperation!
It’s not losers and failures who are Anti-Capitalist, you go to any trailer park or any slum and you’ll find people who Love Murica & Capitalism just like your dumb ass, the world’s most noble and intelligent men and women are Anti-Capitalist, from all Races and cultures. Yall can enjoy this sick, unsustainable, Omnicidal System for as long as it stands, until humane people like me subvert this shit, or until it fully collapses under it’s own contractions and corruption; either way, this shit is doomed, I’m just struggling to make sure we have a livable planet after this shit is gone.
So, call me a phony; I’d rather be a phony than a fucking indoctrinated clown talking shit about individuals and systems I don’t even understand.