At first I read half of this thinking, what the hell, she doesn't know what she's on about. Then I went back and started to read it again with a little more brain power and darn, this is a good write.
It really makes you think about everything you say, and because of that you can appreciate the language, clauses and phrases you use. Utopia turning into gold dust, not just any dust, gold dust. I can see that you've thought about this quite clearly.