First, I object to democracy, not because its hijacked by companies and oligarchs, no. It is, of course true, that mass media and informatization of society allowed to 'streamline' the shaping of opinions, thus eventually it all bogs down to whether you have enough money to finance the whole 'campaign'. But what is not true, is that this is in some way oppressive, or that there's some golden Age waiting behind the corner, should you just throw down the oppressive yoke. This yoke is what actually saves democracy from turning into chaos of mob justice and mob freedom. The rule of anyone - a tyrant, a monarch, aristocracy, oligopoly, a secret conspiracy - is in fact better, than the rule of the people, even for the people themselves. The worst tyrant can't be as bad, as the rule of the people, because he will never be as stupid, as an average person and actually make his way to power.
The whole idea of the 'rule of the people' abhorrent. Total majority of the people are despicable, disinterested in everything degenerates. It has always been the most favourite tool of tyrants - to shift the blame of degeneracy from the mob itself to the one, who is not of the mob - the best , aristocrats of mind and spirits. The biggest tyrants in world history always appealed to the 'masses'. And what the masses want has been amply demonstrated during French and Russian revolutions: when given free reign, the people want only one thing - total uniformity and total conformity .
First they kill everyone, who ruled them, then they kill everyone who's better than them, then they start simply killing whoever's different from the gray mass. This feast of bloodshed ends when the people, engulfed by their own madness, lead a tyrant to power to save them from themselves and their newfound 'freedom'.
Second, I object to democracy, because the most democratic form of government was in the Soviet Union -the majority installed a totalitarian regime unto itself, and destroyed the minority - aristocracts, scientific and cultural elites, small and medium business. Democracy doesn't owe anything to another 49%, as long as 51% are "for".
Where's the connection between having the right to control your own life and your property, which I consider natural, and the right to rule others and to control their property, which I consider unnatural. Why should the majority have the right either directly or through representatives to raise taxes for the minority also? Why does the majority has the right to enforce its decisions on the rest?
Shouldn't human interaction be based on free selection of community, not enforcement and extortion of the minority by the majority?
Thirdly, I object to democracy, because if you find an idea of a mailman running a trillion worth business laughable, then why do you believe that a mailman may participate in ruling the country, and that a million mailmen are 'legitimate voting material'? Do you think its easier to rule a country? Or maybe you think, that quantity will compensate for quality eventually? Well, take it to the next level - how many imbeciles does it take to prove a Poincare theorem?
Why support and encourage this buffonade, that every opinion matters, when everything, virtually everything in our life shows to the contrary - the majority of opinions of laymen are absolutely worthless in any field, be it science, management or arts. The majority of people are intellectual midgets, they are incapable of coming up with anything of their own - their own thoughts, their own ideas. But that's not that much of a problem - the problem is, that they don't want to learn, and that they are in control. Why do a lot of people think, that in politics things work absolutely differently and complete idiots may make sound judgements?
Plus the Renaissance upbrining convinced the lowest of the low, that every man is a whole world, hence everyone is entitled to everything. And thus when God fell, 'the People' became the sacred cow, that everyone derives legitimacy from, but this sacred cow is the worst of idols you could choose for your worship.