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

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Entry from February 28, 2024
“It’s easy being a communist in a free country. Try being free in a communist country”

“It’s easy being a communist in a free country. Try being free in a communist country” (or “It’s easy to be a communist in a free country, but try being free in a communist country”) is a saying that has been printed on many images.
   
“Es facil ser comunista en un país libre, pero es difícil ser libre en un país comunista” (“It is easy to be a communist in a free country, but it is difficult to be free in a communist country”) was posted on X/Twitter by liberatibus on August 23, 2015. “Es fácil ser comunista en un país libre, lo difícil es ser libre en un país comunista” (“It is easy to be a communist in a free country, what is difficult is to be free in a communist country”) was posted on X/Twitter by Carlos P on January 23, 2020.
     
“IT’S EASY BEING A COMMUNIST IN A FREE COUNTRY. TRY BEING FREE IN A COMMUNIST COUNTRY” (shown on an image) was posted on X/Twitter by HelenaS on July 20, 2020. “Someone on here tweeted this and I think it’s so true…it’s easy to be a communist in a free country, but try being free in a communist country!” was posted on X/Twitter by Janice on July 22, 2020.
 
   
X/Twitter   
liberatibus
@LIBERATIBUS
Es facil ser comunista en un país libre, pero es difícil ser libre en un país comunista. Los emigrantes buscan la libertad.
(“It is easy to be a communist in a free country, but it is difficult to be free in a communist country. Emigrants seek freedom.”—ed.)
6:18 AM · Aug 23, 2015
     
X/Twitter
Carlos P
@CarlosP85961993
Es fácil ser comunista en un país libre, lo difícil es ser libre en un país comunista. Es fácil tuitear en un país libre, lo difícil es tuitear desde Cuba.
(“It is easy to be a communist in a free country, what is difficult is to be free in a communist country. It is easy to tweet in a free country, the difficult thing is to tweet from Cuba.”—ed.)
10:06 PM · Jan 23, 2020
 
X/Twitter
cecilia
@cecilianuez7
Siempre me quedo con la frase “es fácil ser comunista en un país libre pero no es fácil ser libre en país comunista “
Translated from Spanish by Google
I always stay with the phrase “it is easy to be a communist in a free country but it is not easy to be free in a communist country”
3:16 PM · Apr 24, 2020 from Montevideo, Uruguay
     
X/Twitter
Santiago Soler Bernabéu
@bernabeu_soler
Es muy fácil ser comunista en un país libre…lo difícil es ser LIBRE en un país COMUNISTA.
(“It is very easy to be a communist in a free country…the difficult thing is to be FREE in a COMMUNIST country.”—ed.)
3:21 AM · Jun 21, 2020
 
X/Twitter   
Alejandro Alvarado R.. Not in Stockholm.
@Aalvaradorincon
it is easy to be a communist in a free country ... The difficult thing is to be free in a communist country.  taken from .  Santiago Soler Bernabeu. @ Bernabeu_soler…. @
5:29 PM · Jun 21, 2020 from Côte-Saint-Luc, Québec
     
X/Twitter
Agustín Etchebarne (56% Juntos por la Libertad)
@aetchebarne
Es fácil ser comunista en un país libre, lo difícil es ser libre en un país comunistas.
(“It is easy to be a communist in a free country, what is difficult is to be free in a communist country.”—ed.)
8:50 PM · Jun 21, 2020
 
X/Twitter
Caro
@liveisbeautifu7
what history???? It is easy to be a communist in a free country, but it is impossible to be free in a communist country. I have experienced communist first hand… so no, you dont know what you are saying…
9:58 AM · Jun 22, 2020
   
X/Twitter
AntonioAt
@bendiga_nos
It is easy to be a communist, in a free country.  The difficult thing is to be free in a communist country.  (Agustín Etcheberne)
5:27 AM · Jun 24, 2020
   
X/Twitter
Pedro Grando
@PedroGrando7
It is easy to be a communist in a free country, it is difficult to be free in a communist country
3:30 PM · Jun 30, 2020
   
X/Twitter
Yrmis Barroeta
@AllBlackSheep
“It is easy to be a communist in a free country; what’s hard is to be free in a communist country”
Quote
Alicer Martinez
@AlicerMartinez
Jun 29, 2020
Es fácil ser comunista en un país libre, lo difícil es ser libre en un país comunista
10:53 PM · Jun 30, 2020
       
X/Twitter
Al Mingo
@Albertmingo
AMERICANS:
It is easy to be a Communist in a
FREE country.
Try being FREE in a Communist Country.
10:25 PM · Jul 19, 2020
 
X/Twitter
HelenaS
@nimmari
It’s easy being a communist in a free country. Try being free in a communist country…
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IT’S EASY BEING A COMMUNIST IN A FREE COUNTRY
TRY BEING FREE IN A COMMUNIST COUNTRY
6:07 PM · Jul 20, 2020
     
X/Twitter
🇺🇸 Janice 🇺🇸
@JaniceAB1
Someone on here tweeted this and I think it’s so true…it’s easy to be a communist in a free country, but try being free in a communist country! I wish these kids would think about it!
5:03 PM · Jul 22, 2020
 
X/Twitter
Satyan Warrier
@satyanwarrier
It’s easy to be a communist in a free country. Try being free in a communist country.
Courtesy: Ranjith Jayadevan.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IT’S EASY TO BE A COMMUNIST
IN A FREE COUNTRY
TRY BEING FREE IN A
COMMUNIST COUNTRY!
11:43 PM · Jul 23, 2020
 
X/Twitter
I am a legend
@Iamaleg99967104
Replying to @Helgi_KO @StateDept and 2 others
There is a saying “It’s easy to be a communist in a FREE country.
Try being free in a communist country”.
Agreed Celebrity don’t care. If they get fame or money, they definitely jumpin first. It should be nation first, leave the politician behind.
12:46 PM · Aug 5, 2020·Twitter Web App
   
X/Twitter
Velina Tchakarova
@vtchakarova
‚It’s easy to be a communist in a free country. But try being free in a communist country.‘
4:24 AM · Jan 11, 2021
 
X/Twitter
Robert J. O’Neill
@mchooyah
It’s easy being a communist in a free country. It sucks being a communist in a communist country.
6:07 PM · Jul 11, 2021
   
iFunny
golem767
2 may 2023
IT’S EASY BEING A COMMUNIST IN A FREE COUNTRY TRY BEING FREE IN A COMMUNIST COUNTRY
 
X/Twitter
Common Sense Evaluation
@EvaluationSense
It’s easy being a Communist in a free country.
But, try being free in a Communist country.
5:03 AM · Oct 2, 2023
 
X/Twitter
Nash
@aNASH_89
It’s easy being a Communist in a Free Country. Try being Free in a Communist Country.
9:02 PM · Oct 17, 2023
 
X/Twitter
Sal the Agorist
@SallyMayweather
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IT’S EASY BEING A
COMMUNIST IN A
FREE COUNTRY
TRY BEING FREE
IN A COMMUNIST
COUNTRY
11:15 PM · Feb 28, 2024

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