I'm pretty sure narcissists have some inbuilt radar to pick up on empathetic people and target them. They feed off this. Also, I agree, violence or out maneuvering is the only thing they understand to adapt their inner drives (or at least conceal them better). Even then, they can be vindictive as hell, and contrive for revenge whenever the opportunity avails itself.
These people (because of a lack of being able to feel some normal human emotions) often create dysfunction all around them and they feed off this energy. They often portray a public image in stark opposition to what they are like inside - and get into white hot rages when this gets exposed.
Christian Pastor (Preacher) turned Stripper.
Unsurprisingly, the media are celebrating her degeneracy.
The other species won't bombard humans with 40 years of propaganda in an effort to mainstream / normalise this behaviour into acceptance. You underestimate the common person's (of all races) aversion for these things. Don't fall into the trap of thinking the fantasy narratives presented on the television are a reflection of people's true thoughts. They aren't.
I think it is a mixture of both, partly the culture and some it from certain dispositions. I think certain behaviours can be passed down genetically.
It is a society where being honest and decent is seen as weakness and deserves to be exploited and being cunning and dishonest is valued.
Punjab has got things the wrong way around, this makes for a toxic environment.
I now know why people in India get beaten to a pulp to get them to behave correctly. I don't condone this behavior but I understand.
These are people who cannot be reasoned with.
If you are person who is by nature empathic, it will suffocate you.