As long as there is wealth and safety one can remain fairly ignorant of a lot of things.
I see that as blaming the victim.
"Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights."
-- Albert Einstein