Li Dazhou claimed that one of the failures of capitalism is the lack of education among the working class. And as the old adage goes, "Ignorance is bliss." Consider other circumstances in which withholding information from a group of people is a way to control them--like how Frederick Douglass became much more aware of his oppression after learning how to read.
Is there any connection between education and militancy? Why is it that so many protests in history have been instigated by students? What is it about this demographic that makes them prone towards fighting oppression?