There is no doubt that there are some who see no real harm in the latest antics of French daredevil Alain Robert, where he scaled the former Havana Hilton in Cuba’s capitol, a sinister symbol and never ending reminder of the Castro dictatorship’s criminality. To these people, Robert is just an ignorant boob looking for publicity and surely means no one harm. But the reality here is that by his own admission, Robert’s performance was done in honor of his hero, Fidel Castro:
French ‘Spider-Man’ scales Cuba hotel for Castro
AFP – French “Spider-Man” Alain Robert on Monday scaled the facade of the iconic Hotel Havana Libre in the Cuban capital, in what he said was a show of support for revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
“Climbing is a way to discover a country, a culture,” the French daredevil said before completing the feat, his first in Cuba. “This is a strong sign of support for Fidel Castro.”
When asked if he would meet Castro while in Havana, Robert said: “I don’t know if he’ll be calling me this afternoon.”
Thanks to the Alain Robert, the Castro dictatorship now has their own Spiderman. And along with the super hero, they now also have dozens of propaganda photographs and news stories to spread around the world showing Cuba not as an island prison ruled by a ruthless and murderous dictatorship, but as just another destination where tourists can come spend their hard-earned money.