All around the world, to greater and lesser extents, some people are subsidized by various government provided safety net programs. That is the individual, subsistence level of participation.
On the other end of the scale, many comfortable farmers and ranchers, do very nicely on subsidies. Paid to not grow, price supports, grazing on publicly owned lands, etc.
Grazing one's herd on land they do not own (and have never owned), is certainly a subsidy.
So if "benefitting" from government subsidies makes one a slave, inner city blacks and Bundy are both willing slaves.
Merely attaching to different teats, of Big Mama Government.
Bundy is therefore not an attractive spokesman against subsidies, or the lifestyle of subsidy dependent people.
Refusing to pay grazing fees, further erodes Bundy's standing to criticize other dependents.
"Conservatism" has failed to reach beyond the usual choir, in any preaching on this topic. Won't gain voters in my opinion.