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"Communist Detected on American Soil" is a memorable quote uttered by the character Liberty Prime in the 2008 video game Fallout 3. Online, people use an image as a reaction for jokes about communism.
On October 28th, 2008, the video game Fallout 3 was released in the United States. In the video game, the robot character Liberty Prime says, "Communist detected on American soil" (clip below).
On June 4th, 2018, Redditor  Skeraxis posted the earliest known version of the phrase in a captioned image macro. The post received more than 15,000 points (95% upvoted) and 170 comments in less than two years (shown below).
Later that day, Redditor WilleBweendeuh shared a variation of the meme with the caption, "When you spot some kindergartners sharing a box of crayons." The post received more than 2,300 points (97% upvoted) in less than two years (shown below, left).
The format inspired other variations. On September 25th, Redditor MercurySmoothie posted a Moth Lamp version of the meme, which received more tahn 727 points (93% upvoted) in less than two years (shown below, center).
On July 24th,2019 Redditor VAPORWAVE_2 shared a version in which the caption reads, "When you catch your little brother saying 'sharing is caring' to his kindergarten friend." The post received more than 22,000 points (94% upvoted) in less than one year (shown below, right).