Many “progressives” (if we’re using that not especially useful term to connote “the left”) have a visceral loathing of technocracy. Others may think it can be usefully harnessed to address problems from a left-wing standpoint, though they don’t fetishize it for its own sake the way neoliberals do.
Frankly, I find the general tenets of your argument a little weird if not entirely unfamiliar. It seems like you want to have your cake and eat it too, stealing some of the left’s populist thunder while anchoring your critique in a very right-wing sense of tribalism. Attempting to harvest socialist fruit from an authoritarian nationalist tree is…problematic, to say the least.