To be fair to Roddenberry, I think the real magic of Star Trek came when the writers took his utopia and applied their own opinion of human reality to it.
Remmick was ordered to find something wrong on the Enterprise. The technique he applied to following those orders were all him. He was a 'Scott the Dick', a 'Jeremy Jamm', a 'Shooter McGraw'. A beaurocrat who is arbitrarily hostile for no reason. Every show's got 'em.