That's easy. It's a winning genetic strategy. Both girls and boys want to worship them, do their will, obey them, be subjugated by them.
The psychotic and sociopath could be considered the most successful parasitic organisms in world history. They are leeches on the most successful of all animal organisms that we know of. They have attained the top of the biological pyramid in the same way the ramora fears nothing in the sea once it has attached itself to the back of a shark.
This is the reason that our race will always go through catastrophic boom-bust cycles. Nothing will ever change until the Children of Cain are no more. As long as they live, they will always find excuses to kill Abel. They've been murdering the good guys for countless thousands of years and people still love them and desire to do what they tell them to. Until this ends, neither will the chaotic cyclic destruction of our societies.