Szegedi was unconvinced by the nationalist conservative Fidesz party, finding its high-brow brand of nationalism too placid. He was more radical. He didn't want a debate; he wanted to burn European Union flags. Hate slowly became his political currency. It all began with the Roma, he says. First, it was just the criminal Roma, then all of them. Later, you start hating the Slovaks and the Romanians. You always need more. It is like an addiction.