Your arguement is flawed. He does not believe in the Sempai/kohai relationship, so by his standards I have no reason to show any reverance because such a relationship is impossible outside of Japan. You even don't believe in it by your own admission. Your statement is self contradictory because you want me to adhere to a relationship that you JUST said did not exist and can not because we are geographically seperate from Japan.
On a personal note, I love your post, but I argue with everyone regardless of who they are. It drives my Sempai crazy
The internet knows no geographical boundaries, so it is ONLY in the internet that a true sempai/kohai relationship can exist.