What you think about people who think "technocracy" is a form of PCUS-like communism? 'cause here in Italy we are literally submerged by the (Pravda-like, the irony) propaganda "Technocratic UE is the new PCUS! Beware the gulag! Beware the end of the world!".
In the US, bureacracy came of age under Reagan, where the first rule of regulation was: only have as much govt as you need, but not more. The less, the better. So it's definitely not communist, and it distrusted, eg, Sander's socialism. By the way I'm not as extreme as Reagan on small govt. But I'm against wasteful bloated govt. That's part of technocracy too as I learned it.
As for the EU, it sort of works on paper. Merkel's austerity is kind of the central metaphor. It's coming right out of that Reagan/Thatcher thinking. So I can't see the EU as very communist. West Europe is getting kooky, but it's not going to allow gulags anytime soon, just on cultural grounds.
That said, I've researched the EU a lot and have met with various EU delegations for my work and they come across as vaguely arrogant and patronizing, like they know better and belittle people even when wanting to "care for them" and "respect their ideas", and that's a common opinion I think. Obama comes across like that too. It's in the personalities of the kinds of people attracted to govt work, I think.
In my experience, part of liberalism is humility that you could be wrong & people shouldn't be talked down to. But I sympathized with those delegations because it's the nature of the beast too. I liked the UK being in the EU because they were openly cynical and were a great check against that kind of patronizing arrogance setting in.
I think Trump railing against Nato for such a small and petty reason (debt collection lol) was weirdly dumb. Makes me worry about a place like Lithuania getting picked off and Trump as pres not even raising an eyebrow because he doesn't know what that country does for us. Ugh.
My general opinion on all this is that the US worked so hard with Europe in our grandparent's generation to build this liberal democratic order, which has make the US and Europe (sans the Balkans) islands away from all the chaos and conflict torturing the rest of the world. That's a good thing IMO. What's crazy to see today is how casually peoole today are ready to undo that order in the US and EU.
Trump is popular because his politics is "disruption", shaking things up, but his supporters presumably don't know or care that the politics of disruption was perfected in the '30s and involved show trials and purges. This talk of prosecuting Hillary even without evidence and rooting out corruption has that scent. Liberalism is the antidote, so I don't want to see it dismantled.