Seems like a fairly accurate description for the Left/Right divide.
Each has an imagined Golden Age it looks to impose using the expanding arm of centralized government.
The right believes in a Golden Age somewhere in the past that existed before it was trashed by the left.
The left believes a Golden Age is before us, if only those darn right wingers would get the hell outta the way.
What's interesting to me is the intersection that allows them to sing the same tune, but with different lyrics. Both want utopia and that's why they are able to, despite bitter disagreement, coalesce on the same broad path while mud slinging over peripheral issues.