He was clear about that "Standard Perl" is not related to "Perl 7"
I think everyone in this discussion is aware that this is officially
the case, but the fact is that they are unavoidably connected in that Perl 7 and Standard Perl are both being driven by the same person. Don't forget that, in the Guac talk, Sawyer's clarification on this point was prompted by the moderator cutting in to tell him that the chat was filling up with people saying "OMG! The pumpking wants to gut Perl!!!"
So, yes, it is clear and correct that Standard Perl is not the plan for what Perl 7 (or 8, or any future official release) is meant to look like... but they are both the products of the same mind. To the extent that Standard Perl accurately represents Sawyer's concept of what the Platonic Ideal of Perl might look like, it also shows where he would like to see the language one day go, even if he knows that others would not agree with or accept those changes. (And note that I'm not saying it's a 100% accurate representation of Sawyer's "Ideal Perl", but there is almost certainly some high degree of similarity between the two.)
It's like a politician or a corporate leader expressing a personal opinion on a controversial topic. It's not the official position of their party or employer, but, despite that, it still reflects on the party/employer and (IMO, rightly) creates an impression that the party/employer at least accepts those views and may wish to unofficially further them, even if it doesn't openly endorse them.