No, not at all. It's totally pointless to be called a hero if you're sponsored. LOL I mean, Rizal belonged to a rich family and he's so educated, he could kill anyone just by writing...He's a wanderer, too. He went to a lot of places and countries. He had it all. He was an elite genius though he lived under the frailty of Spanish regime. He was much attached to the Western world and I never recall him with much involvement with the Americans so I don't think he's much connected with the Americans.
It's a very interesting question though. ;)