Here is a question:
How does backing the dollar with the gold standard suddenly turn the dollar into "honest money" (into the veritable, the real)?
Whatever one's explanation is, it won't be any better than this one: Gold has great magical powers that will make the dollar "honest money".
Here's another question: how does backing the dollar with the gold standard create true wealth other than through impoverishing the vast majority?
Update: I changed the phrasing a bit to hopefully avoid confusion of meanings of the words, "honest money".