A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 07, 2022
“I gave up my freedom to get my freedom back and I’m still not free and it’s all your fault”

“I gave my freedom away to get my freedom back and I’m still not free and it’s all your fault” (or “I gave up my freedom to get my freedom back and I’m still not free and it’s all your fault”) is a saying that has been printed on many images. Memes of both versions of the saying show the character Ralph Wiggum from the animated television series, The Simpsons.
   
People give up their freedoms to the government during emergencies, such as during wartime or during natural disasters. Many people gave up their freedom during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, during which this meme was created.
   
“I gave my freedom away to get my freedom back and I’m still not free and it’s all your fault” (shown on an image) was posted on iFunny on November 24, 2021. “I gave up my freedom to get my freedom back and I’m still not free and it’s all your fault” was posted on iFunny on August 15, 2022.
   
   
Wikipedia: Ralph Wiggum
Ralph Wiggum is a recurring character on the animated series, The Simpsons. He is voiced by Nancy Cartwright. The son of Police Chief Wiggum, Ralph is a classmate of Lisa Simpson and he is noted for his frequent non-sequiturs and bizarre behavior. His lines range from nonsensical and bizarre interpretations of a current event, to profound statements that go over people’s heads. His behavior varies from blissfully unaware, to dim-witted, to awkwardly spontaneous, even occasionally straightforward. The very nature of the character has undergone differing interpretations over the years, and within various medi
 
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JamesMa56566197
24 nov 2021
GAVE MY FREEDOM AWAY TO GET MY FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL NOT FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT.
 
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Justin Barclay
November 25, 2021 at 3:01 PM ·
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(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I GAVE MY FREEDOM AWAY TO GET
MY FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL
NOT FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT.
     
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Crown & Anchor Pub
November 30, 2021 at 2:54 PM ·
Happy Tuesday Folks 🙋‍♂️
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I GAVE MY FREEDOM AWAY TO GET
MY FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL
NOT FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT.
 
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Andrew C 1776 ™️
@Sheckyi
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I gave my freedom away, to get my freedom back, and I’m still not free…
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I GAVE MY FREEDOM AWAY TO GET
MY FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL
NOT FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT.
10:59 AM · Dec 2, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
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InfantryFollowMe4
27 dec 2021
GAVE MY FREEDOM AWAY TO GET IG MY FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL NOT FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT.
     
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Distracteddrunk
30 dec 2021
GAVE MY FREEDOM AWAY TO GET MY FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL NOT FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT.
     
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DamnDevilDog
3 jan 2022
1 GAVE MY FREEDOM AWAY To GET MY FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL NOT FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT. OF
 
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mereConservativeMe
15 aug 2022
I GAVE UP MY FREEDOM TO GET MY FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL NOT FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT
     
Twitter
🍊 Orange Man Bad 👎
@InMuskWeTrust7
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I GAVE UP MY FREEDOM TO GET MY
FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL NOT
FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT
12:30 PM · Aug 15, 2022·Twitter Web App
 
Twitter
Sal the Agorist
@SallyMayweather
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I GAVE UP MY FREEDOM TO GET MY
FREEDOM BACK AND I’M STILL NOT
FREE AND IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT
7:41 PM · Nov 7, 2022·Twitter for iPad

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